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Time For Another Blogger Ethics Panel

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 30, 2010

Good news: StarTribune and national-media’s go-to pundits pick up on Sally Jo Sorensen’s Bluestem Prairie story about Jeremy A. Giefer, the sex offender given a Pardon Extraordinary by Governor Tim Pawlenty, and who is now facing charges of incest.

Bad news: They somehow, ah, forgot to credit her or BSP.

I’m starting to lose track of the number of times some legacy-media outlet snarfs up a story first broken by a blogger and then fails to credit the blogger. At least we try to hat-tip or link to the sources for our stuff, when we pass along something someone else discovered.

2 Responses to “Time For Another Blogger Ethics Panel”

  1. […] Time For Another Blogger Ethics Panel […]

  2. Wege said

    Another take however would be that bloggers rarely break anything the major media is unaware of. I suspect the case is more often one of the media looking the other way and then being forced to share what they know after a blogger blows the whistle.

    I have no clue in this case, but I know of blogger scoops that were initiated by leaks to bloggers from disgruntled media insiders. Normally media doesn’t give credit for “first” unless the first story contains information they were unable to independently verify.

    Not sticking up for the scum who run our media, just sayin’ that I understand why they often fail to give credit. Their rules say they don’t have to unless your story had something they couldn’t ascertain on their own, but wanted to include.

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