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AP Editor: We Must Listen to Bloggers . . . Too Bad Our Organization Treats Them Like Dog Poop

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:25 pm

Via Romenesko comes this nice speech from, irony of ironies, an editor for the Associated Press:

So we have a responsibility to complete the job that is already underway…to reinvent the media business to assure that it can continue to sustain the quality journalism that is so vital. To do that, we must listen to the market. We must listen to the social networking entrepreneurs who are tapping the Internet’s power of community. And to the bloggers who have revived that fine old art of pamphleteering in a powerful new way by combining it with the Internet’s power of aggregation. We must hear them and understand the message of change . . .

That would be nice. However, what your organization does instead is threaten bloggers, take bloggers’ content in ways that would cause you to sue if the tables were turned, sue New Media for violating unconstitutional “hot news” rules that impinge on fair use, and fail to make corrections requested by bloggers.

If that is y’all’s idea of “listening,” we can do without it. But if you really mean it, you could start by putting an end to all that crap I just listed.

7 Responses to “AP Editor: We Must Listen to Bloggers . . . Too Bad Our Organization Treats Them Like Dog Poop”

  1. they have announced they will do all those things….

    on or about the 12th of never.

    redc1c4 (9c4f4a)

  2. If you think AP is bad, ask Protein Wisdom about Pajamas Media!

    Joe (17aeff)

  3. As a renewed blogger, I think AP ought to be forced to give us the same credit as they demand of us when we use their propaganda.

    PCD (63c6e7)

  4. “We must not listen to anyone. We must say what we think and shut our ears to other views. That’s the way to get educated.”

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  5. I think the AP should be broken up under Sherman.

    AD - RtR/OS (e4c8ef)

  6. Lovey, you never listen to anyone. So why post that quote?

    PCD (63c6e7)

  7. AP is certainly a modern Monopoly and bad for america. See that Pajama’s Media

    One of the best things you can do is complain to the Federal Trade Commission See

    The have the power.

    William Dodder (facb66)

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