Keith presented three case studies :
Should bloggers be fact checking as much as traditional journalists?
Concerns of journalists who are asked to blog : what do I write about? What do I do when people talk back to me?
Matthew believes in comments. They're a lot of work : you get spam, comments that are irrelevant or unnecessarily mean. If you don't have comments, he feels that puts you in the position of a traditional media like a newspaper or newsletter. 'It's just not social.'
Bloggers, like traditional media, do have to keep legal/libel implications in mind when they write or accept comments. That said, Matthew notes that they get good feedback and even information about news items (ex: structural engineers commenting about the Laval overpass accident).