A compromise solution in the anonymous comments debate

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Rather than banning anonymous comments, Eric Zorn suggests letting people comment and discuss issues using a consistent identity of some sort -- an identity (a screen name, perhaps) linked to a user profile and reserved exclusively for that one person. || Howard Owens: "News organizations that allow anonymous comments are committing a grievous ethical blunder." || Jeff Jarvis: "The issue isn't comments or identity or registration or tools. The issue is how you play host."
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  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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