Thursday, July 15, 2004

Well, Pardon Us For Living

Journalism prof calls bloggers "pretend journalists," says they shouldn't be given convention credentials.

That bloggers get front seats bothers Tom McPhail, a journalism professor at the University of Missouri.

''They're certainly not committed to being objective. They thrive on rumor and innuendo,'' McPhail says. Bloggers ''should be put in a different category, like 'pretend' journalists.''

Hey, Arbiter of What Constitutes Journalism, when's the last time you set foot in a newsroom?

Via Romenesko