Anyone interested on the future of blogs and journalism should read the Keller-Jarvis exchange over at Buzzmachine. Here’s a great suggestion from Jarvis:
This is why I suggest that news organizations should put full interviews and source material online — not because the public is dying for more (they aren’t!) but so those who want to find the context can. If your speech were online and if The Times story about Eason Jordan had linked to my fuller quote, readers could have judged the context (and thus, our reporting and editing).
What a great idea. Jarvis is right, few people are really interested in reading the full text of some speech or all 200 pages in a report. But by making sure it’s out there, it keeps the reporters honest.