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Just for the record: The twin bankruptcies suffered by Pattie Barreiro, the wife of New York Times economics writer Edmund Andrews, were not reported by "a blogger for The Atlantic." They were reported by Megan McArdle, the business and economics editor at The Atlantic. And if her title were not "business and economics editor," but instead "blogger," then the correct attribution would've been "Megan McArdle, a blogger at The Atlantic."

It's not hard to understand why the New York Times didn't appreciate the revelation. But trying to diminish it by attributing it some unnamed "blogger" is beneath them. Bloggers, like everyone else, deserve credit for good work, and need it if their careers are to advance.

By Ezra Klein  |  May 26, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
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Exactly. It goes to show you that great reporting and prolific blogging can go hand in hand.

Posted by: sigbigups | May 26, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

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