BLOGS

					BLOGS

WEB LOGS
   Are blogs journalism?
• Some present news, facts to inform
  the public
• Provide information that influences
  public policy
• Others are less reliable.
     How do blogs
differ from journalism?
Subjective
Fewer constraints from:
• “owners”
• advertisers
• audience
         Blog positives
• Independence
• Lack of gatekeeper
• Multidirectional flow of information
           Blog negatives
•   Lack of gatekeeper
•   Consumer easily mislead
•   Credibility takes time to build
•   1st amendment rights unclear
         Are blogs
the “future of journalism”?
 • It remains to be seen

				
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