Thursday, January 20, 2005
Jay Rosen needs to get over himself
Jay Rosen has set up shop as assignment editor for PR Blogosphere. He is upset that we failed to sufficiently vilify the hapless Ketchum Associates. According to Rosen: For PR bloggers especially, this was a moment for them to shine and for the most part they did not show up.
Rosen goes on to say, “Bloggers are supposed to be a little more curious than most. They are supposed to apply a second degree of scrutiny as they do "their job" in the new ecosystem of news. When the press pack goes that-a-way they ought to look this-a-way more. And they should be alert to events in the moral life of the people whose world they chronicle.”
Initially Rosen gave credit only to Jeremy Pepper and Rick Edelman for commenting on the story. Actually many PR Bloggers commented on the pathetic affair; Tom Murphy has a round up of all of all the posts.
A blog is simply electronic paper on a network. Other than the laws on libel, invasion of privacy, and copyright, bloggers have no obligations. That is the beauty of blogosphere, it is entirely up to the reader to judge what, if anything, is worth reading.
Note - Ben Silverman has his own marvelous take on this.
Posted by Alice at 1/20/2005 01:54:00 PM