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I came in towards the end of the panel on blogging and journalism at the New Media Academic Summit, with Jodi Kantor of the NY Times, Dan Gillmor and Steve Rubel . What I heard was, not surprisingly, really good.

I asked whether the rhetorical voice of blogging is changing the reportorial voice. Jodi replied that that voice has been getting more informal for years, and not just because of blogging. But, she said, when you can see how your readers are taking what you say, you try to write even more clearly and precisely.

“Another example of how blogging is improving journalism,” said Dan. [Tags: ]

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