Have we entered a new frontier for journalism? Probably not, but it is no secret that reporters are turning to blog authors more and more to get expert quotes and to track emerging industry trends.
David Strom, a blogger and professional trade journalist, today published an article for Computerworld titled, “How to be a blogger and still keep your day job.”
A catchy title. He asked bloggers to respond to his query at ComputerWorld blogger Maian Prokop's Computerworld blog.
He then writes about the experience of conducting an interview in this way.
Update: While you are at it, read this great article by Jeremy Wagstaff who argues that bloggers should be held to the same standards as journalists.
I think that we should make every effort to make sure the information we post is right, disclose any conflicts of interest and make corrections quickly.
And now for some self-serving disclosure: yes, I am quoted in the Computerworld article. Also quoted is Debbie Weil, of Blogwrite for CEOs and a few others that I don't know. Thanks to Alan Weinkrantz for sending me the link.
Oh, and while we are being self-serving, Scott Baradell is conducting a linking experiment to get his rankings up ;-), uh, I mean to test Technorati's accuracy. Test away Scott.