Reporting From Kansas for MTV's Street Team

Parker, Alex
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p13
The author offers opinions on journalism. He describes his dual roles as a reporter for the "Lawrence Journal-World" newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas and a member of Street Team '08, an Internet-based team of citizen journalists covering the U.S. presidential election for MTV News. The conflicts between producing impartial news coverage and producing controversial material which will be more widely viewed on MTV's Web site are described. The author states his policy is not to produce reporting which could not also run in his newspaper.


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