Monday, October 18, 2010

Another dilemma for mainstream media figuring out the new textscape

In last Sunday's New York Times, public editor, Arthur Brisbane, tackles the question of whether Times writer/blogger, Jacques Steinberg, and his editors, overstepped some frontier of journalistic propriety when he included in his blog a link that offered, for sale, an online educational course taught by Steinberg. Just goes to show how the new media forms have broken down the personal/professional -- with uncertain boundaries of journalism, education, and commerce. This won't be the last word on the topic.