Tipped March 28, 2003 By Will Richardson In the past week: Weblogs cover the war without mainstream restraints Reporting Reflects Anxiety Public’s Appetite for Instant War News Fuels Spread of Web Logs On-the-spot blogs from war It’s instant, but how much can we trust? A Medium Meets Its War Improved Tools Turn Journalists Into a Quick Strike Force War a Boon for News Sites, Blogs War reporting goes hi-tech Fascinating Web logs provide an unfiltered view of the war War coverage with personal touch emerges Blogs bring personal view of war Net news: live from the war zone War brings a surge of traffic on the Net Blah, blah, blogs US soldier “bloggers” report from war zone Straight or Slanted, ‘Blogs’ Add Spice to War Reports Web surfing for war junkies He’s glad to admit he’s a ‘warblogger’ Bloggers click on pulse of war news For war newshounds, nothing beats blogging Bloggers’ Delight NPR: News by Web log Etc. Um…I think we’re outta the closet.
Terry Elliott says
Yup, the blogslide broke a piece loose last week. Nice post. Kinda like the Harper Index. Make your own meaning from it.
Then there’s this piece of junk from John Dvorak of PC Magazine — someone who should know better: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,970849,00.asp
Sarah Lohnes says
As I sit here surfing the web, a story has just come on NPR’s Morning Edition (9:47 am) about war blogs – right now the reporter is talking about Where Is Raed? She’s also saying that right now, blogs are as concerned with information as opinion, especially information that can’t be found in the mainstream media. Good stuff so far… but now there’s a warning about trusting what you read in blogs, from an ethics professor: how do you know who’s behind the blog? The reporter says that you have to build some credibility, like Chris Allbritton from Back2Iraq.
(liveblogging NPR – weird!)