Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Blogger Research Is 'In'

Remember when I told you I spoke with UCSB student, Nicki Arnold, regarding Bloggers V. Journalists? Well Nicki's done with her research and emailed me to say so.

I asked her what she found out and here's what she had to say:
Well, it seems, to me, that "regular folk" are starting to accept blogs (at least certain ones) as fact and as credible sources of information. This is evident in the fact that they're starting to grow in popularity, mostly, and bloggers are becoming more of an authority figure. But, like you said, the big officials are still unwilling to accept bloggers as journalists and don't want to give them the same rights (I cited the Wolf incident in San Francisco and France's new law that bans non-professional journalists from filming violent acts).

Really, though, I feel like even those findings will be irrelevant in less than a year. The whole issue is changing monthly. It was hard for me to stop researching and turn in the paper when I had to because it felt unfinished that way :-)
Nicki's has published some of her notes at her blog, Bloggers vs. Reporters: Research, including notes from the interview with yours truly.

As always, I'm interested in your thoughts on the matter, so why not share them? *wink*

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Blogger Nicki said...

I should also add that big businesses have started blogs as well, so that gives blogs some added authority and credibility. But, then again, it's hard to tell if the businesses have started them because they really believe in blogging and really think they're a reliable way of communicating news information, or if the blogs just represent free advertising.

March 22, 2007 12:13 AM  
Blogger Marketing Whore said...

Nicki, I've just finished reading a book on this (corporate blogs) and the review (along with my thoughts) will be 'here' soon. It won't be a quick post, because this ties in with the matter of PR as a whole, but I think you'll find it interesting ;)

March 23, 2007 11:27 AM  

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