New Media Musings: Why some readers trust bloggers over journalists I think one of the appeals of bloggers over journalists is that in general they are not edited by other people. Although blogs are certainly self edited, and many, my own included, certainly could benefit from some technical editing (spelling, grammar, etc.) in general by not being edited you are getting the true (although oftentimes raw and biased as well) opinions of an individual.
When I read an article in the New York times I know that what I’m reading has been filtered through an editorial staff. In general I think that people trust individuals more than they trust companies of which an editorial staff (by extension) represents. I think people feel that in this way bloggers are less censored than journalists and although each person much judge the validity of a post for themselves, at least they are getting that opportunity vs. having an editorial staff make that decision for them. Filtered or unfiltered is the question. For many the preference remains unflitered.