Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Blogs, PR, Wal-Mart and journalism...

An interesting debate is brewing about interaction of pr and media in context of blogosphere. I'm firmly on the side of Reynolds and Jarvis (and not NYT) - msm do appear more objective than blogs, but how do they get their story ideas and why do they cover pseudo-events? Yes, those blogs that do not disclose their connections properly are not cool and probably won't be around for too long. But, msm should at least acknowledge that the same practices, in more subtle and sophisticated form perhaps, are employed by traditional media as well. Therefore, NYT article is not complete without making such an acknowledgement, in my opinion.