I pointed to this Fall 2003 issue of Nieman Reports with its focus on weblogs and journalism last October. The issue has been sitting on my desk for almost a year while I’ve been intending to read it. I finally had a chance to do so today. Most of the articles deal with the debate about whether blogging is a form of journalism and if weblogs have a place in journalism. Several also talk about the use of welogs in newsrooms and journalists who blog.
A few I found particularly interesting:
- "A Reporter Is Fired for Writing a Weblog" and "An Editor Acts to Limit a Staffer’s Weblog" discuss weblogs in light of the professionalism expected of journalists and how journalists who blog outside of work might compromise their integrity and the status of the publication.
- Keven Ann Willey discusses how a blog for a paper’s editorial board can be advantageous in "Readers Glimpse an Editorial Board’s Thinking."
- While recounting how he covered events in Iraq in the piece "Blogging from Iraq," Christopher Allbritton shows how a once and future reporter can enhance his portfolio by blogging.