We’ve been dutifully following the media career of Rocketboom host-turned-ABCNews.com vlogger Amanda Congdon who is quickly becoming as relevant for ABC as LonelyGirl including the latest revelation that Congdon has been doing work on the side for DuPont corporation without so-called “full disclosure” a big no-no not only for ABC but for someone, like Congdon, whose every move is picked apart (however mercilessly) by the blogosphere.
What’s more shocking, though, is Congdon’s response:
As I mentioned on my blog Sunday evening, I made these little “infotainmercials” for DuPont. I love how that ridiculous word spread like wildfire… that was my intention. A little experiment that WORKED. ABC and HBO both approved the DuPont spots. And under the “blogger” title, which is what I am, hello? I am not subject to the “rules” traditional journalists have to follow.
Perhaps not, Amanda, but as a “blogger” you should know that disclosing fully what could potentially be perceived as a conflict of interest is something that all journalists traditional or not should do.
In other words, transparency wasn’t that your problem with LonelyGirl?
FishbowlNY’s Amanda Congdon Coverage: