Monday, May 21, 2007

Get used to the criticism

Guardian (UK) editor Alan Rusbridger at the Organization of Newspaper Ombudsmen convention (as liveblogged by Jeff Jarvis here) talks broadly about the changing relationship between professional journalism and audiences. A taste:

In discussion, Alan is asked by Michael Getler, now of PBS and formerly of the Washington Post, about the pressure that the flood of comments puts on reporters. Alan says that reporters will have to get used to it; it is all out there anyway and they can come in in the morning and check Technorati for what is being said about their work. “Reporters are just going to have to grow up and like big boys and girls take it on the chin.”

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