Blogs track objectivity

Two interesting blog posts, noted by Rebecca Blood, that track the nature of journalistic practices and provide a good example of how bloggers often have a better understanding of journalistic ethics than journalists do:

Campaign Desk on the damaging effects of media ‘even-handedness‘, and Josh Marshall on ‘the poverty of what passes as journalistic objectivity‘.

And these two tips from Sydney Morning Herald’s election blog Counterspin:

The New York Times profiles the rise of bloggers in the American election while the National Review’s David Frum sees a failure of the blogging left (and disappointment in John Kerry).

(Frum, by the way, is the speechwriter credited with coining the phrase “axis of evil”)

A fascinating debate that’s further developed at Daily Kos

More on this later.

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