Can I edit blogs?

    A blog is the personal space of its author. This seems obvious. Even if it is a blog on the website of a newspaper (or other media) - it still should not be edited, it is not that genre.

    If the author was entrusted with the blog, then no one except him should intervene in this personal space. But the responsibility, of course, is all on the author of the blog.

    However, in practice, this is what turns out.

    The StinkyJournalism website , which studies ethical issues in the American media, conducted a study to find out if the process of publishing and editing blogs is different from publishing the rest of the content on the sites of American newspapers.

    And here is what they found out :
    • 68% of blogs (404 out of 591) published on the websites of American newspapers are officially edited .
    • 1% of blogs (8 out of 591) are considered news content .
    • 7 out of 10 newspapers claim to edit all blogs . Among them: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The Boston Globe.
    • The New York Post says it edits everything but six sports life blogs.
    • San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Sun-Times say they have never edited blogs on their sites.
    Who is right? And do blogs need to be measured separately?

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