Twenty-two days after being asked the question, Andrew Shelffo has at last declared on his MassLive blog:
We applaud Mr. Shelffo’s new found candor, if not his promptness in responding to a relevant citizen inquiry. The ethics of citizen journalism may be somewhat uncharted territory, but there are some who take issues of conflicts, disclosure, transparency, accountability, and respect for citizen feedback seriously.
It would be a shame if people refrained from questioning or criticizing those who write on MassLive for fear of receiving a torrent of bluster, evasions, demands for apologies, accusations of ethnic insensitivity and counterquestions.
For those who are interested, Mr. Shelffo yesterday gave an interview on the subject to Bill Dwight on WHMP. Download the interview ( mp3 file, 26MB ).