Friday, November 26, 2010
Associated Press (Or CBS) Surrenders Their Dignity
A lot of people out there still seem to think that all blogs do is riff off of major media content. Reblog it, or just plain plagiarism. Most people know that most major news is now broken by blogs, but the prejudice is still out there. One thing we abhor is "the unattributed rewrite," When some publication takes a story that was broken by someone else and simply rewrites the same story in their own words without any attribution to the source of the story. It's just not done by reputable sites, whether they're blogs or mainstream media. A simple "the story was first broken by the Associated Press," or whoever, is the honorable thing to do. Speaking of the Associated Press, they've stepped in it again.