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Blogs Still Chasing Mainstream Media

Tweet Kirk Lapointe has some interesting results from a Cornell Study As for the notion that the blogosphere originates stories that mainstream then adopts, the study found that only 3.5 per cent of stories started in social media. I’ll buy that. I think what the blogosphere, and especially Twitter, does best is disperse the information. […]

WordPress 2.8 – A Quick View of the Highlights

Tweet WordPress 2.8 is rolling out today, and there are several features and enhancements I’m pretty excited about. They keep making my favorite content management tool better and better! Theme Management Drastically Improved We now have functionality similar to that of  plugin management. Now there’s no need to find a theme, download it to your […]

On Optimism

Tweet From TechCrunch, commenting on a study from The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: Online journalists are cautiously optimistic that their publications have viable business models compared to traditional forms of media. Over 60 percent of respondents reported that their online news units were making a profit. But only four out of […]

Dos and Don’ts of Blogging for a Job

Tweet Great post today at DBT on using your blog as a job search tool. I think it’s appropriate for journalists to consider one other thing here… Just having a blog proves you are familiar and have experience with technology and new media, which is where it would appear journalism is moving. Rapidly.

Some Good Advice on Branding

Tweet From marketing guru Seth Godin: The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to always act as if you’re on Candid Camera, because you are. Something to remember for social networking sites, blogs, and comments. Being a jerk is one thing, but looking like one could potentially […]

Do What You Want To Do

Tweet Busy Mom is categorized as a Mommy Blogger, which is big business these days, but she is so much more than that. She is a revolutionary voice in the blogosphere and can turn a phrase better than anyone. She is also a voice of reason. She spotlights the changes in the blogging community over […]

NYT Blog Network Announced

Tweet The New York Times Expected To Launch Local Blog Network On Monday. …the local blog network will be filled with content from the paper’s editors (one for each site) but also rely partially on citizen journalism i.e. unpaid contributions from locals readers who will be able to post everything from short video clips to […]

Where to Look?

Tweet Here’s a great Chris Brogan post with 57 Internet Possibilities. The first 10 apply specifically to information (ideas and sources for journalists) and the others listed there are great ast well.  I’m going back an reading this one in detail later for sure!

Where Do You Get Your News?

Tweet Klaus Holzapfel gives a comprehensive list about communication vs. journalism. This is a list of all lists. Blogs and micro-blogs have greatly enhanced my communication: I can reach out, I can share, comment, learn etc. Here is what they can’t do: They will not replace papers and magazines as my #1 resource of information. […]

Go Ahead and TRY to Break It

Tweet Trace brought up something pretty interesting tonight on The DontGo Show…she’s started what she calls “junk” blogs at and, just to try some things out. What a great idea! Although makes doesn’t give you the chance to play with your theme very much, you can edit all you want on Blogger. […]


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