Thursday, April 28, 2005

When life hands you lemons...

Apr 30: Added Murrow link; small update on The Union's movement toward letting readers speak out online.

Best lines of the night, from Daily Kos (*):

NIGHTLINE: Why Won't Reporters Ask Tough Questions?
[Reporters] said that...if you ask a hard question of [president], you won't get an answer. Dana Milbank said you need to ask it "as an essay question" to him. Koppel then asked both of them "which question" asked as an essay tonight, did the reporters get a substantive answer to? Neither one of them had an answer for Ted Koppel.

Edward R. Murrow spins a little more in his grave.
Response:
With all the spinning Murrow is doing these days, we could hook him up to a generator and solve our energy problems immediately.
Perhaps the Town Hall Institute should be looking into this?


Still waiting for answers (to questions on sidebar) from The Union's once-new editor; maybe it's time for another reminder...

In his most recent column he says web logs are in the offing at The Union; this will be an interesting experiment. Will it be a walled garden? How will they deal with community commentary - dispense with the two-way web altogether, and don't allow comments? display the comments through a soda straw? or use a picture window, the way it's done in Greensboro?

Warning: weblogs entail communication.

Update: in comments, Russ Steele points out that you can talk back, publicly, on The Union's 'Web site', after a fashion, although it is rather low profile at present. (Here's the front page; you find it.)

3 comments:

Russ Steele said...

Anna:

You can sign up at the Union to see the first web log experiment. Click on the weekly question. Then register to post. You can then comment on the weekly question. Hey, its a start!

Russ

Russ Steele said...

Anna:

You can sign up at the Union to see the first web log experiment. Click on the weekly question. Then register to post. You can then comment on the weekly question. Hey, its a start!

Russ

Anna said...

:-}