‘Paid Partisans, Biased Bloggers — Their Place in the Newsroom’

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

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Here’s a story I wrote for Poynter Online today about the challenge news organizations face as they look for new ways to engage the public in political discourse while trying to remain fair and balanced in their own coverage.

You know how much I love comment-generated discussion, so if you have some ideas about the issues addressed in the article, share them in the comments section of this blog or in the feedback section of the article. What are your thoughts about news organizations having political blogs with content submitted by non-journalists who can freely share their opinions? Does it taint the news organization’s image or strengthen it?

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