February 11, 2004

Talk to the Times

New York Times ombudsman Daniel Okrent has started responding to readers online. As Jeff Jarvis said, it's not really a blog, but it is the beginning of a conversation with readers.

In one of his first posts, Okrent responds to Times reporter Stephanie Strom's comments on Romenesko that she doesn't want those pesky readers to know her email address. He writes:

"Speaking only for myself and not for The Times, I would prefer that all reporters and editors published their e-mail addresses. However, if some would rather communicate by telephone, that seems entirely fair -- but in that case they ought to make their phone numbers widely available. Judging from my own experience, it might make them flee to e-mail in a heartbeat. "

Keep talking, Daniel.

Posted by Tim Porter at February 11, 2004 08:15 AM