If you haven't been paying attention, a skirmish broke out recently when a Wired magazine reporter tried to do phone interviews with Jason Calcanis and Dave Winer.
They responded that they prefer just e-mail these days because they have been so misquoted.
Yet another front in the "J-wars" -- things journalists are going to have to think a lot about -- that they are not in control in the output or the input. That's going to unnerve a lot of people.
I'm not going to do the big post here about the pros and cons of e-mail (no, I don't favor it because I can't be sure who I am talking to, and I like some spontaniety as well -- but I also see the other argument). But go read some of the posts and roundups.
- Mick Weinstein at Seeking Alpha
- Jeff Jarvis: "Who says reporters are in charge of interviews anymore?"
- Jason Calcanis and here.
- Dave Winer