At the risk of sounding crass, it is offensive to journalists witnessing “bloggers” charading around as a new source.
I know it’s a rather direct and bold statement to make, but hey, as I mentioned last week, the press gets a bad enough rap. Couple that with the haphazard notion of folks signing up for a free site, and a Facebook page and calling themselves reputable news. It really ruffles my feathers.
You see it makes this job that much more difficult. I’ll give you an example. There are “bloggers” who literally comb through the arrest records to post for website traffic. We try to promote positive news, but at the same time,
In order to verify and ultimately report, we must maintain tight knit relationships within municipalities and law enforcement.
Couple that with the commission of being an informer to the people, and reporting things just as they are. The job can be tough. Again, as I stated last week, we must always do the right thing!
Knowledge, experience and trust, that’s the very foundation of a solid news source. Thank you for trusting in us, we promise to continue to work at maintaining that confidence!