Monday, January 22, 2007

Newspaper's Blogs

The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites more than tripled in December from a year ago and accounted for a larger percentage of overall traffic to those sites, according to data released on Wednesday

Well, if that's the case, then The Baxter Bulletin is going to be a hopping place. They've been adding a bunch of bloggers to their on-line addition. They have quite a range of bloggers. I bet there is some one there you'd enjoy reading.

I think there is a problem with the definition of a blog. Newspapers seem to loosely define what a blog is. For instance, not all newspaper blogs allow comments which follow through to conversations. The Arkansas Times blog will only allow comments that fall in line to the liberal Democrat platform. Any dissenting comments aren't posted. I don't believe that The Morning News calls itself a blog, but you can comment on posted stories. Nice! John Brummett of the Morning News has a "blog". However, he doesn't allow for comments so I don't see it qualifying as a true blog.

It's kinda of interesting to see the newspapers grapple with the New Media. How are they going to fit into the new era of news and information? I think The Baxter Bulletin is making a good start. I wish them all the best!


Anonymous said...

Do you even read the AR Times blog? There are a lot of dissenting comments. Lot's of regulars with conservative views. Kilroy and Al Fornaut are a couple of regulars who post with their conservative views. There are a couple others but I can't recall their screen names offhand.

Anonymous said...

oh, StrangeTimes is another one.