Blogging is Conflict of Interest for Journalists?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Ever get the feeling that the Washington Post is talking about you? I did, when I spotted this article via Micro Persuasion:

If, for example, a reporter who covers real estate writes in a blog about his personal feelings on the Iraq war, there’s no apparent conflict. But what if one of the reporter’s sources reads the blog, is offended, and so no longer comments for real estate stories because of the blog entries?

I don’t know how many other real estate journalists are blogging, but I haven’t come across any yet�

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.