Monday, April 20, 2009

Reporters Confuse Me

Steve Roberts is defending spending immense amounts of money putting multiple reporters on campaing planes because good campaign reporting requires (paraphrasing) having a diversity of opinions, viewpoints, and interests.

I though all such things were supposed to be checked at the door by serious journalists?

He also thinks Dan Rather (who should have had his career destroyed) and Mayhill Fowler were critical moments in the evolution of new and old media.

I feel smarter.

...Roberts tells me that new media can learn "a sense of ethical standards" from old media.