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On Newspapers Stealing Bloggers' Journalism

Just to counterbalance the “bloggers are parasites on our work” meme that seems prevalent in some publishing circles:

> On Friday, I broke a tasty story about a woman suing Google, claiming bad directions caused her to get hit by a vehicle. Today, I discover our story is everywhere, often with no attribution. Come along and watch how the mainstream media, which often claims bloggers rip it off, does a little stealing of its own.
It’s a compelling story of [the shameless arrogance and disrespect]( some papers treat people breaking stories – and how calling them out can have an impact. 
Daniel Bennett has a [good, analytical take on the situation](

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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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