They Shoot Messengers, Don't They?

As my original column made clear (and many amid the outcry reiterated) when it comes to blogging, I just don’t “get it.” That’s right, I don’t. Many in the tenured generation don’t, and they’ll be sitting on hiring committees for years to come.

If that’s bad news, I’m sorry. But would it really be better if no one bothered to mention it? –“Ivan Tribble” —They Shoot Messengers, Don’t They? (Chronicle)

Tribble responds to the outcry against a column in which he warned academic bloggers that the search committees on which he has served have all considered blogging to be a negative in the hiring process.

Tribble commends Matt Kirschenbaum for inviting bloggers to assemble evidence for a rebuttal.