Friday, June 17, 2005

Objectivity is at best objectionable

Kenyatta Cheese on my recent Rocketboom report:
The appeal of the citizen journalist is that when I watch Steve Garfield, I know that I'm just dealing with the person. That person is biased, pointed, anti-something, pro-another thing, sometimes indifferent, and always everything in between. Unlike the objective professional, the citizen journalist does not deny their own humanity. They are not looking to find balance in some mythical equation. They're not looking to find parity in screentime for opposing ideas. They're just sharing what they've experienced and maybe also a little bit of what they thought about that experience. I'll take it for what it is. And if the citizen journalist blogs regularly, I can go to their text blog, read their posts, and get a better sense who they are, what they believe in, and where they're coming from.

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