HuffPost has emerged as an influential news organization, and one that, despite its progressive leanings, is widely respected enough to co-host events at a Republican gathering. It’s done that by mixing traditional reporting with a flair for social media and the relentless pace of the digital age. But the site could bolster its credibility with some more old-fashioned approaches: a more careful handling of dicey material, and a clear correction, not simply an update, when it gets something wrong.
As we bear down on election day, bloggers will continue to speak their political minds. It’s up to media outlets—new and old alike—to keep audiences apprised of the full story.