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What We Are Discussing on #editorchat on 4/22

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Julia Angwin, Senior Technology Editor, WSJ.com, The Wall Street Journal, will be our second guest host for #editorchat this Wednesday, April 22, from 8:30-10pm pm EST.   Here are the questions up for discussion:

1) Do you have multiple online identities for your writing life and other parts of your life?
2) Do you feel its important to separate the two parts of your life – personal and professional? Or are they intertwined?
3) How does your online identity (or identities) help or hinder your writing life?
4) If you have multiple identities online how do you separate them? Different usernames? Different services?
5) Do you feel that multiple identities helps you develop multiple audiences? Or is it best to aggregate an audience under one identity?

Julia Angwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009).

She started her journalism career as an intern at The Washington Post, followed by stints at two small wire-services in Washington D.C. She joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 1996, where she was awarded “Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year” by the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was awarded a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in journalism for studies at Columbia Business School.

In 2000, she joined the Wall Street Journal and began covering technology and the dot-com boom from an East Coast perspective. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption.

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Written by LydiaBreakfast

April 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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  1. Here’s my suggestion for a future topic:

    — Recently displaced editors selling there brand w/o full disclosure.

    What’s an industry-recognized and respected editor to do once he/she is laid-off by a major publisher? There seems to be one of there career choices:
    > Become a freelancer
    > Become an editor for a corporation, i.e., EiC for a corporate magazine and/or online site.
    > Become an editor for a corporation but give the appearance of still being an independent journalist.

    It’s the later case that concerns me. Aside from ethical questions and eventual damage to the editor’s brand, do the readers really care? Can anyone cite examples of the effects on less than full disclosure to the readers (not the editorial community)? Thx.

    Dark_Faust

    April 24, 2009 at 6:34 pm


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