Reporter And Source Work Out Differences In Public

from the one-happy-family-now dept

It's hard to find anyone who has been quoted more than a few times in the news without hearing stories of how they were misquoted or their quotes were taken completely out of context. Over the last few years, one interesting change is that sources now have the ability to "fight back" by publishing either a more complete account of the exchange/interview or to respond in more detail about how they felt they were wronged by the reporter. By this point, that's hardly new. However, it looks like the reporters are finally recognizing this, and in some cases, discussing with the source how the miscommunication occurred in the first place -- and all of that is being done publicly. It takes the interactivity to the next level -- even if the original misquote remains in place. Still, it's interesting to see how someone went from being upset and misquoted, back to being comfortable with the reporter in question.

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