zondag 1 mei 2005

Murdoch looks ahead

I don't think I have to explain who Rupert Murdoch is and what he has built, whether you like it/him or not. He has something to say and I hope the publishing industry is listening. And will act accordingly.

"At the same time, we may want to experiment with the concept of using bloggers to supplement our daily coverage of news on the net. There are of course inherent risks in this strategy -- chief among them maintaining our standards for accuracy and reliability. Plainly, we can’t vouch for the quality of people who aren’t regularly employed by us – and bloggers could only add to the work done by our reporters, not replace them. But they may still serve a valuable purpose; broadening our coverage of the news; giving us new and fresh perspectives to issues; deepening our relationship to the communities we serve. So long as our readers understand the distinction between bloggers and our journalists."

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