I pledge allegiance to…what?

We’ve talked a lot about standards for user submissions, reviews and comments on our site post-launch. There’s an interesting online discussion between Jeff Jarvis and Dan Gillmor re: a citizen journalist pledge.

It’s a tough issue, one which I’m sure we’ll change our tack on several times before we get it right. I like Jarvis’ two worder: Be honest.

But I think I prefer: Be responsible for your own actions.

How to enforce that and encourage lots of participation? That’s the rub.

And another issue to think about: Moderation of photos.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.