Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Yahoo raises profile of News Blogs

Bloggers are gaining a higher profile alongside traditional news sources with Yahoo including blogs in its expanding news search system. The decision could reignite the debate over what constitutes news reporting and whether blogs are as valuable a source of news as that from professional journalists. So-called citizen journalists are increasingly dominating the headlines. User-generated content has proved invaluable in breaking news stories.

Yahoo sees its plans, which will include photos from users, as enriching the news for everyone.

In my Opinion no news source is without a bias of one form or another , whether to the Government or to the Shareholders or to a national or political perspective . I see this step as a natural and healthy step forward , aslong as we are aware of the obvious dangers along the way

In reply to the concerns people may have a Yahoo spokesman said ...

"I don't believe blogs will eclipse trusted sources of news journalism like the BBC, but the two things can live very happily together, as long as readers are clear which is which,"

"We do try to demarcate what is mainstream media and what is user-generated content,"

2 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

I am not sure this is good. Blogs are opinion, and never should be classified as news. They are held to no accountability or creditability. I can say anything I want on my blog, and am not held to anything for it, since the whole premise is that it is MY OPINION.

But, we'll see.

October 12, 2005 4:27 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

yes , and aslong as people know that it is just and opinion then its a worthy thing

aslong as people know

and it seems yahoo are making that point themselves G when they say

"I don't believe blogs will eclipse trusted sources of news journalism like the BBC, but the two things can live very happily together, as long as readers are clear which is which,"

"We do try to demarcate what is mainstream media and what is user-generated content,"

October 13, 2005 4:27 am  

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