Founder Kills Journalist Email Group That Burned Blogger

Ezra Klein deleting Journolist after someone leaked comments
Post blogger David Weigel resigned when off-the-record comments made on a journalism listserv went public.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Writing in the Washington Post, Journolist founder Ezra Klein reports his intention to shut down the e-mail list for good in the wake of the David Weigel scandal. Intended as a private email discussion forum for like-minded journalists, the list serv restricted membership to journalists of "nonpartisan to liberal, center to left" persuasion.

"Taking the conversation out of the public eye made us less defensive, less interested in scoring points," Klein writes about private e-mail correspondence with other journalists. "Journolist has seen its archives become a weapon, and insofar as people's careers are now at stake, it has to die," he explains.

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