February 11, 2005

JAY ROSEN has an Eason Jordan roundup. Can you “break” a story via a private email newsletter? I’d say no. Rand Simberg, meanwhile, looks at the working press’s definition of a blog.

UPDATE: Looks like, as predicted, the story’s broken out:

CNN on Thursday sought to quell the media frenzy enveloping executive Eason Jordan over remarks he made during a conference last month in Davos, Switzerland, suggesting that he believed U.S. troops were deliberately firing on journalists in Iraq. CNN tried to ease the controversy by clarifying Jordan’s remarks. “Unfortunately, he was not clear enough in explaining his assertion,” a CNN spokesman said Thursday.

No, indeed.

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