Constructive Media Criticism Or Criminal Conspiracy?

from the choices,-choices dept

It’s clear that not everyone in the press likes blogs. However, the whole debate over bloggers vs. journalists seems kind of silly (it’s often an apples and oranges comparison anyway). Still, that doesn’t mean there won’t be some interesting clashes along the way. Mark Glaser’s latest column for OJR explores one such clash, where the Times of India forced a media critic blogger offline by threatening him with a lawsuit, where it claimed his ongoing criticism of their publication was “a criminal conspiracy.” The case isn’t about bloggers vs. journalists — but the borders of criticism and libel — and how much fuzzier that barrier can get when you can write whatever you want.

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