ChicagoNow blogger says Tribune journalists 'stealing' ideas from blogs without credit


Jenna Myers Karvunidis says the Chicago Tribune and its Red Eye commuter paper seem to be "stealing scoops" from her and other amateur bloggers on the Tribune-owned ChicagoNow site. She cites examples where she or other bloggers wrote about unique topics or ideas, only to have similar pieces appear in the professional publications shortly after with no credit to the blogger. "Is this lazy journalism on the part of traditional media, or the ultimate flattery of bloggers? Or both?" she writes. || Related: New Nielsen data shows millions more blogs and blog readers, led by young moms (Nielsen Wire) | Local community blogs are producing news and civic engagement as news orgs shrink (Guardian)

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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.


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