Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It Does Help If The Writer's Ernest
A federal judge ruled last week that a Montana blogger isn't entitled to the legal protection her state extends to journalists just because she claims she's one, too. But Atlantic editor Rebecca Rosen argues that citizen journalism is in the ascendant, as it was when the framers wrote the First Amendment and no one had much of an idea about professional journalism. Rosen says those publishing on-line should be judged not by whom they work for, if anyone, but the accuracy and quality of their work.