Blogging

How bloggers will make a living

May 13, 2004
By tom

In a couple years, Jason Calcanis says, the most popular blogs will all belong to celebrities. If every celebrity wants a blog in 2006, and writing talent is spread among celebrities in about the same proportion as the general population, there’s gonna be huge demand for ghost bloggers — people who do the writing...

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The kind of blog a newspaper needs

May 6, 2004
By tom

Last Saturday I saw the San Francisco Giants defeat the Florida Marlins. I knew the score but I had to read the Merc’s account of the game in Sunday’s paper. I’m habitually going to the Internet Movie Database or Rottentomatoes.com to read reviews on movies I’ve already seen. I imagine most avid readers have...

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PR guy has a swell blog

May 5, 2004
By tom

Steve Rubel, NYC PR dude, pointed me to Micro Persuasion, his blog about the intersection of news, publicity and blogging. Good stuff, especially judging from his Technorati profile.

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Aha!

April 24, 2004
By tom

Bloggers aren’t journalists, they are editors. (Link via Doc Searls.)

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USA Today discovers Iraqi bloggers

April 20, 2004
By tom

Here’s the scoop. What’s interesting to me about the Iraqi bloggers is not their actions, but their audience — judging from the comments at the blogs I’ve seen, the readers are mostly Americans desperate to be told what they want to hear; a smaller but perhaps noisier group consists of people angry that the...

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Blogging isn’t journalism

April 16, 2004
By tom

Thanks for settling that once and for all, Jay.

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Blogging and the Pulitzers, cont.

April 6, 2004
By tom

Lively discussion happening in the comments for last night’s post about whether bloggers could win Pulitzers. Weighing in: blogging heavyweight Dave Winer vs. muckraking heavyweight Derek Willis.

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Bloggers and the Pulitzers

April 5, 2004
By tom

Dan Gillmor on the Pulitzer Prizes: It’s nearly inconceivable that a blogger or even a group of bloggers, lacking the resources of a major news organization (including First Amendment lawyers), would have produced any of these projects. It’s inconceiveable only because it hasn’t happened — yet. Unlike Dan, I think it’s entirely possible that...

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Neal Pollack’s blogging again

April 2, 2004
By tom

After several months of silence, nealpollack.com is making noises. The big news is that Neal seems to have abandoned his alter ego, also named Neal Pollack, at least for the purposes of his blog. Alas, that was Neal’s one claim to fame. Neal’s a wonderful writer, though. I can’t wait to see what he...

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To the blogosphere

April 1, 2004
By tom

If you go to all the trouble of creating an April Fools page riffing on Romenesko: Please trouble yourself to make it funny.

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