Here it is–my first published story since I left AOL–Thanks to Jim Hollander, a smart editor.
Kevin Sites and the Blogging Controversy
CNN war correspondent was told to shut down his popular site, touching off an ongoing debate on blogging as a legitimate form of journalism
Read the full story here in the Online Journalism Review

Are Weblogs one more tool in the arsenal used by online journalists to report the news? Or does a blog’s typically individualistic voice and unfiltered attitude place it outside the journalist’s palette? These rhetorical questions have exploded into a raging debate among online journalism watchers following CNN’s decision to force war correspondent Kevin Sites to stop posting items to the popular blog he created while on assignment in northern Iraq.
To blog or not to blog? The controversy has helped blogs jump up on the public’s radar screen, but it has also divided the working press into separate and distinct camps.
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