If you have the time and interest, watch for an interesting program this evening on C-Span featuring John Siegenthaler, a distinguished journalist and first editorial page editor at USA Today as well as the founder of the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University; Jim Brady, Executive Editor of Washington Post.com, and Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation and The Washington Note on the topic, “The Reliability of Online News and Information Services.”
The show is moderated by the insightful regular anchor of C-Span’s Close Up Program John Milewski.
I was there. It’s a very interesting program and deals with the recent controversy of John Siegenthaler‘s Wikipedia biographical entry being sabotaged by all kinds of false and defamatory material alleging his connection to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy as well as other falsehoods. The program also discusses blog content and sourcing.
— Steve Clemons