Saturday, August 11, 2007

Journalism Matters: Judy MacGregor on blogs

In her keynote address at today's Journalism Matters conference in Wellington, EEO Commissioner and former journalist Judy MacGregor made some comments about blogs and blogging which were highly critical. So during the lunchbreak I cornered her in a closet (OK, actually a storage room) and interviewed her. You can download the audio here (10:23).

The overall message is that if bloggers want to be taken seriously, they need to do actual research, use more sources, and generally be more reflective than they are at present.

Manwhile, I clearly need to improve my interview technique. But tomorrow I hope to practice by stalking Vernon Small.

Update: Judy's full speech can be found here.