According to Bloggasm blogger, Simon, who conducted a comprehensive survey of 250 editors and publishers (not all of those bothered to respond to SImon’s survey though):
Approximately 44% of newspaper editors and publishers wouldn’t allow their staff writers to maintain personal blogs without prior approval.
Full story here. It’s that word “allow” that is so troubling, isn’t it? Especially in the context of writers and journalists. Take the buyout kiddies. Blog to your heart’s content.
And any journalists out there reading this (and I know who you are), Bloggasm is a terrific blog. With plenty of that precious “credibility.” On top, of course.