Howie Kurtz looks into the latest trend in journalism: Doing interviews by email (and email only).
But in the digital age, some executives and commentators are saying they will respond only by e-mail, which allows them to post the entire exchange if they feel they have been misrepresented, truncated or otherwise disrespected. And some go further, saying, You want to know what I think? Read my blog.
Kurtz’ piece is based, in part, on an email Q&A done with Jay Rosen that can be found over at PressThink.