Bloggers For Truth and Ethics

If you’re a blogger who writes opinions, you’re a member of the media. What is your obligation?

Ramona Grigg

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Is the New York Times more important than the Podunk News? How about the Washington Post? USA Today? Would anybody say anything but ‘yes’? Yet, hard as it might be to believe, there are people in this country who have never seen an issue of the New York Times, the Washington Post, or USA Today, and don’t feel the least bit deprived.

Do those newspapers have a wide reach? Sure. Do they influence people? You bet they do. But so do city and local news outlets. So do internet websites. And so do writers who blog.

We’re all part of the media.

Dictionary.com describes the Media this way:

The means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the internet, that reach or influence people widely: The media are covering the speech tonight.

Opinion bloggers, political opinion bloggers in particular, strive to be communicators, often working tirelessly to build a large enough readership to ultimately make a difference. The one thing we opinion bloggers have in common with the Big Guys is that need to communicate.

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