We“re blogospheric. Yesterday we launched a genuine, authentic, by-the-book New York Times blog. It“s Carpetbagger, by David Carr. It“s part of a new movie-awards-season web site called Red Carpet, which includes a bunch of things you won“t see in the newspaper, like weekly columns by Joyce Wadler and Caryn James… Within a few days, we“ll put up a real estate blog by Damon Darlin and others. More blogs are in the works. Even more are at the idea stage. We“ve come late to blogging, obviously, though we“ve put toes in the water on a number of occasions, as when our movie critics sent running commentary from last year“s Cannes film festival….
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We“ll use the technology our way. Our bloggers will have editors. They will observe our normal standards of fairness and care. They won“t float rumors or take journalistic shortcuts. Critics and opinion columnists can have opinion blogs; reporters can“t. (To quote Carr: „If the Carpetbagger delved into plot or relative quality „ they didn“t turn me loose for my refined cinematic taste flying monkeys would come out of the ceiling here at headquarters and behead him.“?) We“ll encourage readers to post their thoughts, but we“ll screen them first to make sure the conversation is civil. Some bloggers will accuse us of violating blogospheric standards of openness and spontaneity. That“s life in the big city.