Monday, April 11, 2005

Questions to ask...

...when some blogger that you don't know from Adam asks to interview you.

Mostly asked by The Union's new editor, which gives us a modicum* of hope.
  • What is your background?
  • What is the mission of your blog?
  • Do you have written policies that you share with your readers?
  • What is your policy on editing the answers to interview questions?
  • Will the answers be used in different ways in the future as you see fit?
  • What is your corrections policy?
  • What is your disclosure policy?
  • Do you allow comments on your weblog?
    • If so, what are your standards for commenters?
    • If not, why not?

Not recommended:
  • How many readers do you have?
    Please, this is like asking a man...uh...never mind
  • Do you strive to seek balance with the issues you provide commentary on?
    Not if we want to inform our readers, we don't. Links yes, fairness yes, false equivalence no.

* a modicum is roughly the size of a large iota.

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