We're all about the idea of "transparency" here at Public Eye and are more than eager to recognize similar efforts all over the world of journalism, so we'd like to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to NBC's "Daily Nightly" blog which marks its one-year anniversary today. Editor Rob Merrill marks the occasion, writing:
Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. More than 815 posts and 10,000+ comments later, we're very proud to have been the first network evening newscast to wade into the blogosphere.The "Daily Nightly" takes a bit of a different approach to transparency that we do here at PE. For one thing, theirs is a direct extension of the "Nightly News" and most blog posts are written by correspondents, producers and Anchor Brian Williams and are concentrated on the stories they are covering. We operate separately from the news division, acting more as curious observers and a conduit to address questions and concerns about CBS News products.
In today's media environment, however, it's less important how transparency is practiced than the simple fact that it is being attempted at all. So, happy birthday to the "Daily Nightly," and many more returns. (P.S. – In nine months, Public Eye has posted 902 separate items … but who's counting!)