The Economist Adds Bylines (To Blogs)

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The Economist, famous in part because its stories have no bylines — and therefore don’t identify the author — has added bylines to the magazine’s blogs, FishbowlNY reports.

In an editor’s note, the publication justified the move, and said blogs are, “a place for individual writers to offer brief thoughts, trial balloons, scratchings on the back of an envelope and the like, and showcases some of the diversity of thought we have on the staff. The magazine, by contrast, is what happens when we put all of our heads together, and so should be considered as carrying the full editorial weight of The Economist.”

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