Saturday, January 22, 2005

Blogging: What ARE the Rules?

Answer: There aren't any!

Yea, First Amendment!!

But you CAN get sued.

The Wall St. Journal holds forth on blogging:

At Harvard University this weekend, a small group of journalists, bloggers and media thinkers are gathering in a conference, "Blogging, Journalism & Credibility" to hash out some of these issues, and kick around the idea of a blogging code of ethics. Should bloggers disclose their sources of income? Do journalists who also blog face conflicting standards?

As conference organizers quickly realized, everything is up for debate. When they posted what sounds like a simple disclaimer for discussion -- "Just because we link to it does not mean we endorse it" -- there were immediate objections.

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