Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Author: Kelly Thomas Posted: 8/24/2000; 12:09:15 PM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 8/23/2000 Msg #: 20113 (In response to 20014) Prev/Next: 20112 / 20114
I work at the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We are a very respected and one of the top Journalism schools in the country. I am a computer geek. I am NOT a journalist.
I strongly feel that scripting.com is NOT a news site and never was thus, it should not be held to the same standards. Both sides of the story are not equally represented and researched in the same way that CNN would. While even CNN has problems with equal representation, I think they usually try hard. Dave usually writes what he sees, how he feels, and what he does as a software developer. Scripting.com has news qualities. But scripting.com is really a big editorial and more accurately, a weblog. http://www.weblogs.com/about
Look here... http://dave.editthispage.com/myNameIsDaveWiner Dave is a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, and a great one at that, just ask his banker! ;-) His journey in creating software is very interesting. He is a leader in the industry, or tries real hard to be one, and important people listen to him. But he has no professional training in journalism (that he admits). He's never had a class in journalism ethics or law, or admits to it. But he's built a really cool tool in Manila.
...a popular commentary channel, distributed via electronic mail and thru the worldwide web.