Friday, September 02, 2011

Michael Arrington, TechCrunch Blogger, to Invest in Start-Ups - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

Michael Arrington, whose influential TechCrunch blog covers Silicon Valley, has started a venture capital fund to invest in start-ups, including some that he and his staff write about.

The $20 million CrunchFund is the latest example of Mr. Arrington’s casting aside one of traditional journalism’s cardinal rules — that reporters should avoid conflicts of interest by maintaining distance from the people, organizations and issues they cover — and raises questions about whether industry bloggers are journalists.

Michael Arrington, TechCrunch Blogger, to Invest in Start-Ups - NYTimes.com

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