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Thursday, January 26, 2006

And Now the Bloggers Junket

My lunch hour was taken today with participating in an interesting discussion among a bunch of mainstream media luminaries and folks from the Left and Right sides of the Blogosphere. The luncheon was hosted at the National Press Club by Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

Officially, the topic of discussion was "Blogging and News Values," but what it became was yet another discussion of what, if anything, the mainstream media and bloggers share in the realm of values. It was a bloviator's heaven.

Wish I'd known about this at lunch. Beltway Blogroll's Danny Glover demonstrates that what's good for the goose is good for the bloggers, too. Or something to that effect. Sooner or later, bloggers have to address these kinds of ethics issues, just as the mainstream media folks have been doing for decades.