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New policy on interviews

Thursday, January 29, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I've gotten so fed up with reporters that I decline all interviews. I've occasionally made an exception when I was sure I'd be treated fairly, but even those have gone sour.  Permalink to this paragraph

A new policy: 1. No interviews. 2. No exceptions. Permalink to this paragraph

But that doesn't mean I'm giving up because I'm not. Permalink to this paragraph

I think many reporters just don't know how awful they are with their sources.  Permalink to this paragraph

I have a positive suggestion for reporters: Interview each other the way you interview your subjects. Your eyes will open.  Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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