The Agony and Ecstasy of Online Comments
Wednesday , we're talking about the comment sections at the end of online articles or posts. Comments can be insightful or hateful and there are those like the writer Jack Hitt who see them as a democratizer for a new era of journalism. Others feel more like Bob Garfield of NPR's "On the Media." Philosophically he is a huge believer, but as a practical matter, he says "I hate them more than mere words can describe." (Rebroadcast)
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Bill Reader is an Associate Professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University who has written extensively on various forms of audience feedback.