I do too matter!

I know a couple of “real” reporters that count on this blog to make sure they aren’t missing something in Brookfield. Lots of you are the primary influence for local news in your communities as well.

A recent survey of journalists in North America conducted by Brodeaur, a unit of Omnicom Group, in conjunction with Marketwire, finds that “blogs are not only having an impact on the speed and availability of news, but also influence the tone and editorial direction of reporting.”

Read more from the Conversation Agent.


  1. I Teach says:

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of bloggers that are not concerned with the accuracy of their “reporting”

  2. That’s ok. There are a lot of reporters that aren’t concerned either.

    That’s been my biggest surprise in the last five years. I know both sides of lots of stories, but more often than not, quite literally, what hits the paper isn’t even close to an accurate representation of the situation.

    By the way, if you have a specific instance that still bothers you, provide your side of the facts, let me verify them, and I’ll be glad to rewrite whatever concerns you if I’m proven wrong.

  3. I Teach says:

    I don’t think that your posting of an anonymous note concerning the BCHS principal (“I Love My Readers”) would make it through Journalism 101.
    Did you contact the WAC?
    Were there no administrators at the prom?
    Did you check the policy concerning student absences and extra-curricular activities?
    Was the police presence at school higher/lower before/after his absence?

    I think these would be questions that have to be asked in order to verify such a document

  4. Ah, so that was directed at me.

    I have no problem acting as the bulletin board for someone else’s work. It was obviously very important to them, or they wouldn’t have made the effort to get it to me.

    I didn’t feel obligated to evaluate the work. I didn’t stand behind it. If there were inaccuracies you can prove, perhaps you can make those comments on that post.