The Online Journalism Review has an interesting article on “watchblogs” — citizen bloggers who have adopted reporters covering the U.S. elections and dissecting their reporting in search of bias, bad reporting, etc. Some of these folks are driven by ideology; some — such as the Columbia Journalism Review’s Campaign Desk — are driven by a desire to critique and improve media.

Interesting stuff and another indication of the way the Internet may change the media landscape, adding either a new level of accountability to reporting or, in the hands of those with axes to grind, more static in the search for “pure” information.

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