Journalists, their blogs and their bosses

Steve Outing writes in Editor and Publisher about how journalists and their employers deal with personal blogs. Most journalists let their bosses know. A few keep it secret and write as anonymously as possible.

Some papers, such as the N.Y. Times, are strict about limiting blogs by their news staff. Other papers follow similar rules to their free-lancing guidelines.

A personal look at a reporter’s blog and his paper’s reaction is Daniel Weintraub’s article in Online Journalism Review. His blog covered politics, which is also his job with The Sacramento Bee. His blog become part of his work with the paper, and there was close cooperation with his editors. His column created a debate among bloggers about whether blogs should be edited.

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