Newspapers Not So Hot on Oversharing, After All

dpan97l.jpgThe world of blogging may be fine for some people, but in a recent survey conducted by the folks over at Bloggasm, it turns out newspapers don’t like it so much when it occurs in the ranks.

Approximately 44% of newspaper editors and publishers wouldn’t allow their staff writers to maintain personal blogs without prior approval.
Citing examples like Michael Tunison who was fired from WaPo for bringing “discredit to the paper” when he “revealed” that he had contributed to the sports blog Kissing Suzy Kolber, the survey concludes that “many editors and publishers feel unease toward the blogosphere and they often worry about how a personal blog affects a reporter’s credibility.” Says one editor “Politics would not be acceptable. Gardening would be.” Maybe everyone should just stick to anonymous commenting.