My question is for media industry bloggers out there (like me, at www.thejjunkie.com
<-- shameless plug) and other interested parties. I am writing my J-school ethics midterm and looking at the rules (guidelines?) that guide blogging about journalism, i.e. your own industry, coworkers, company...
How do you blog your honest opinion without burning yourself with future employers? How do you conciliate your journalist’s instinct to spit out all the information you have with your employer’s right to proprietary information? In general, how do you think news organizations are faring, when they praise transparency in the editorial process but are usually pretty defensive on disclosing their business practices, and what can/should bloggers do about it?
The topic is wide, and the questions many. Full disclosure: Comments will be sourced/attributed on my midterm paper, that will be read likely by less than 5 people. It will be published on my Web site though, and excerpts might be used on my blog.