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May 24, 2007

Noted and quoted -- Danielle Lail

"If I was a serious journalist, I would probably never use a blog as my source. Blogs are usually just opinions, and if I were writing a hard news story I would never quote a blog. However, if I were writing a soft news story or a feature story, I would consider using a blog. I don't think blogs should be considered credible because anybody can write one. Although some credible people write blogs I don't think the blog itself should be quoted. If a journalist wants a quote from the blogger I would suggest they talk to them personally not use the writer's blog as a source. A direct quote from the blogger would be ok to use as a news source."

-- Danielle Lail, journalism student at Salt Lake Community College, quoted a story on May 23, 2007, in slccglobelink.com