Jay Rosen:The Befuddling Complexity Defense
Did a New York Times story raising questions about the affiliations of the authors behind an Iraqi blog blow their CIA cover--or did the story just blow?
After the piece ran under the provocative headline: "Pro-American Iraqi Blog Provokes Intrigue and Vitriol," the chorus of complaints throughout the blogosphere began almost immediately. The paper's public editor Daniel Okrent has responded with a detailed post on his Weblog but reverberations continue to echo.
Check out Rosen, who teaches journalism at New York University, for good insight. Also, Jeff Jarvis offers a stinging critique of the Gray Lady.