With more reporters having blogs, we get to know more about their personal lives and feelings. But in the push for online transparency, should we also know how they cast their vote in elections and whether they are a Democrat, Republican or Independent? Time magazine’s James Poniewozik argues that the time is right for full disclosure by reporters, even if they all end up being Democrats who voted for Obama (guilty as charged). “Opinion is not itself dangerous,” he writes. “Hidden opinion is, as is journalism slanted to reflect it.” Do you think reporters and editors should reveal their political votes and biases, as Slate has done in the past? Or should these votes remain private? How far should journalists go with transparency online? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll run the best ones in a future Your Take Roundup.
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