Speaking of transactional analysis,
The strip refers to this,
Is the rise of crusading bloggers a healthy development, as many media analysts maintain, or the creation of a new Wild West with no rules or responsibilities? Hours after Jordan stepped down, Steve Lovelady of Columbia Journalism Review e-mailed his verdict to New York University professor and blogger Jay Rosen: “The salivating morons who make up the lynch mob prevail.”
You can read Jay Rosen’s post Eason Jordan Resigns; also don’t miss his Closing Thoughts on the Resignation of Eason Jordan.
I say, Rosen’s OK. Lovelady’s not OK.
Betsy‘s definitely OK:
I think it is becoming more and more clear that journalism is not a profession that demands specialized training like being a lawyer or doctor. Mostly, you need to know how to write and write quickly. You need research skills. And you need access to stories. “Amateurs” blogging from home can have the first two skills. And, as Jeff Jarvis said on CNN this weekend, whereever the public can appear at functions, they can blog. The circle of stories that only journalists can report is becoming more limited. I would like to picture the interrelationship between bloggers and journalists as an unspoken partnership. They can go out there and do the reporting where bloggers can’t or won’t go. Bloggers can add their own bits of research and use their memories to make connections to previous stories such as Captain Ed finding the previous quote that Eason Jordan had made alleging that the military had tortured journalists. And people will benefit from having more information available to them than they had previously.
A partnership it is.