I’m making a note here for personal history, and because I’m not sure the next time I’ll get quoted on CNN Money & Dow Jones. The story relates to my recent post on the controversial Findlaw link sales program.
I would also add, this was probably one of the best experiences I’ve had with a Journalist. The writer, Nat Worden, seemed interested in a complete picture of the story from all sides. I think the final story reflects well on his unbiased approach. He also seemed to understand my limits, and didn’t push when I wasn’t willing to pass along client emails. In turn, I think he was quite happy when I relayed the google cache for pages before the link & PageRank alterations.
This was the type of information exchange I’ve always envisioned when thinking about bloggers and journalists (for some interesting related commentary see this post over at Slaw). Bloggers often know their niche market intimately and can gauge when to do a little more digging; and Journalists know how to flesh out a full & fair picture of what’s going on.
Modern news coverage sure seems to have more to offer when these two sides work together. An interesting glimpse into the future perhaps?