There are various places online to get details of Monday night’s forum on online ethics and standards, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Metroblogging Twin Cities has the live blog here. They didn’t like it. Note also the image of me, always the last picked for any team during gym class, winning the arm wrestling portion of the event with Chuck Olsen from The UpTake.
UpTake live blog here. A poster asks:
Here’s another question, Why does MPR remove comments from their blogs when the comment is relevant to the post? I’ve heard this complaint from several people and I’ve seen it happen.
I need to amend what I said at the forum (hey, this is what it’s all about, right?). I approve every comment unless it contains an uncivil diatribe in which case there’s no such thing as relevance. I delete a lot of spam comments.
Some posters complain we weren’t taking their questions. See? That’s what they get for not reading News Cut, where there was a form to submit questions/comments. BTW, 100% of those surveyed on the UpTake site say the media is not honorable. But 14% rated the forum as “fantastic.”
There were numerous Twitter conversations going on at the same time. Jon Gordon has been on my case to twitter. Twitter seems like digital spitballs to me. Jeff Jarvis has a different view here.
Update 7:02 a.m. Tue – Chuck Olsen has analysis on his blog and in the comments section below.
So it’s settled, then.