Blogging

N.Y. Times boss on The Trail

February 12, 2004
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Cyberjournalist Jonathan Dube interviews Len Apcar, the New York Times editor in chief, on Times on the Trail. Apcar doesn’t like to think of this new thingie as a blog; he prefers “news service.” I did not want to jump on the bandwagon and race to the lowest common denominator. That?s not what I...

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Knight Ridder’s campaign blog

February 4, 2004
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The folks on the campaign trail are filing dispatches at krtrail.blogspot.com. I posted the whole URL to highlight a pet peeve of mine: that the corporation I work for has professional journalists representing our company hosting blogs at Blogspot. There are perfectly sane reasons for why this is happening, as I’ll get into below;...

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New editor’s blog

January 14, 2004
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Please welcome Chriss Simmons Harris, copy desker at the Odessa American, to the blogosphere. Chriss’ opening post: So here’s the deal. I was once a writer who became an editor and needs to write again. Thus Chriss’ Case is reborn from the ashes of my college journalism years and thrusts its ugly head into...

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On life in the Big Leagues

January 13, 2004
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OK, I have football metaphors banging around in my brain after having blogged an entire playoff game the other day. The only way to get rid of them is to put ’em here. Football, or any pro sport for that matter, comes to mind because of the mini-dustup over bloggers “adopting” reporters, which I...

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Reporters up for adoption

January 12, 2004
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Over the weekend a little dust devil of discussion sprang up over the idea of bloggers “adopting” reporters. Jay Rosen has the summation here The idea is for a blogger to latch onto a byline of a reporter who covers a topic dear to the bloggers’ heart, and to become a one-person journalism review...

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Best blogs of 2003

January 2, 2004
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I know, 2003 is so last year, but listmeister Fimoculous has tossed together a nice list of savvy blogs worth checking out if you haven’t already. Speaking of the Fimo-dude, he inspired a mighty fine “best of” list over at Side Salad.

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Most interesting Web sites of 2003

December 31, 2003
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And not one of them is a blog. Somebody alert the InstaPundit!

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Gushing stroke piece alert

December 30, 2003
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USA Today raves on the wonders of political blogs, which are, of course, transforming political journalism as we know it and heralding a new dawn of citizen democracy. For future reference I’ll call this a Mister Jones Story, in honor of Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man,” which describes a reporter covering the...

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Editors who write

December 29, 2003
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Testy Copy Editors discuss writing and reporting on the side. Seems obvious but people make me wonder sometimes: Everybody who gets paid to change other people’s writing should be doing some writing of their own, preferably for an audience. (File under: another reason why all you lurkers out there oughta be blogging. The more...

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‘Why I Hate Weblogs’

December 16, 2003
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An irate rant against blogs. Caution: F-bombs abound (for those who know me in person: not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Found via Weblog Hype, a new blog about the hype about blogs. For future reference: the arrival of a blog about the hype about blogs means that the hype is no longer...

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