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Feedback on newspaper blogging

November 17, 2003
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An e-mail came in this morning from one of my RSS subscribers. Hi Tom, I’ve been subscribed to your “Prints the chaff” RSS feed for a couple of weeks, and enjoy your thoughts. I was particularly interested in your recent entry called “Talking News.” In it, you said that people will often read news...

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Talking news

November 16, 2003
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Last week Jeff Jarvis must’ve said it a half-dozen times: News is a conversation. The past couple days I’ve been wondering what that means. As I noted yesterday, news has been one-way from the get-go: we report, you consume. The Internet creates the possibility of two-way news: we report, you report back. And it...

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Bringing blogs and newspapers together

November 15, 2003
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Say you work at a newspaper whose circulation is larger than 300,000 … big enough that it needs to cover major regional stories and localize national ones. A paper this size is just big enough that it needs to devote people and money to the “Big” stories and can’t trouble itself with sending reporters...

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When Mom sees your blog

November 13, 2003
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This tidbit from the Onion is supposed to be, you know, satire. Thanks to Jen for pointing it out. In an e-mail sent to Widmar Monday, Lillian reported in large purple letters that she was “VERY EXCITED :)!!!” to find his “computer diary,” but was perplexed that he hadn’t mentioned it to her. Upon...

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Danger: The Internet is a mind-sucking swamp

November 12, 2003
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Yesterday I noticed this moderately funny Tom Tomorrow cartoon mocking bloggers who support the war in Iraq who face no threat more daunting than an attack of carpal tunnel syndrome. His point (gratingly obvious): If you’re so goddam brave, why the hell don’t you sign up and get in on the fighting? This blogger...

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Infomaniac

November 6, 2003
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Is back from vacation. She posted a very fun link to a video of cat antics. (Note: the link is a WMV file which means you’ll have no trouble opening it in Windows but you Mac users may have to copy the link, launch your copy of Windows Media Player and paste the URL...

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Blogging election night

November 6, 2003
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The paper in Oswego used a blog to keep folks apprised of the vote counts as they were tallied. (Link via the Weblog Blog).

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Dublin: Media mecca

November 6, 2003
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After I caught the bug for RSS syndication of my site, I found this cool RSS site called LocalFeeds that allows you to track down all the sites within a specific geographic area. This site has accidentally made a New Media Mecca of my neigborhood, because one of my neighbors is J.D. Lasica of...

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Maud’s blog hailed …

November 3, 2003
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… as one of the New York notables. Maud Newton, maudnewton.com For those exhausted by most media-centric blogs? obsession with either glossy stock or newsprint, there?s Maud Newton, a Brooklyn-based fiction writer whose eponymous blog obsesses over books. Last week, for instance, she blogged about (and weighed in on other bloggers blogging about) wunderkind...

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Link payback

October 30, 2003
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Mike Lawson is quitting his day job to be a fulltime freelance newsie. He links to me so I’m returning the fave, and pointing to this swell quote on his blog: Did you hear that the Republican National Committee is changing their emblem from an elephant to a condom? The National Chairman of the...

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