Saturday, December 13, 2008

With bloggers at your news conference

It's clear many organizations are still adjusting to having blogs represented at their press gatherings. A hat tip to DCist blog for sharing this amusing exchange between U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and reporters at a "blogger's roundtable":
Moderator: Could you guys maybe just quickly identify yourselves so the Secretary can put a face with a name?

Question: I'm Dan Fowler from Congressional Quarterly.

Question: Rich Cooper, Security News.

Question: I'm Joel Johnson, with BoingBoing.

Secretary Chertoff: Boing Boing?

Question: That's it.
Maybe someone should pre-brief the Secretary: Boing Boing is the most popular blog in the world, according to Technorati. You can read the full transcript here.

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