Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Hometown advantage

This blog, L.A. Observed is linked, along with your very own Phoblographer*, at Around the Capitol. I dig it (because I'm still forever in love with Los Angeles).

In this post (about some slate v. blog writer controversy), the following quotation caught my eye:

In blogging (or at least for this blog): "immediacy is more important than accuracy, and humor is more important than accuracy."

Immediacy is important in this race-to-break climate (which I don't see ever changing - you can't shorten the 24 hour news cycle, can you?). But playing fast and loose with accuracy . . . um . . . I think that's maybe not such a good idea.

But can you stop it? How can you enforce accuracy out here?

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