Kevin R. in LA Observed asks: Has Sacramento Bee political blogger Daniel Weintraub been reined in? The Bee's ombudsman reported yesterday that Weintraub's blog will now be subjected to the editing filter, after complaints from the Legislature's Latino Caucus. I worked at the Bee for 11 years (I left in '97, before Weintraub got there) and I'm in agreement with Kevin's bottom … [Read more...] about ‘Free the Bee blogger!’
Archives for September 2003
Mark Glaser, a friend and columnist for the Online Journalism Review, has a small beef with bloggers, which he related to me by email and allowed me to share on this blog. It's simply this: an increasing number of bloggers whom Mark has interviewed by email post their interview comments on their blogs -- before the interview even runs! Mark says this has happened to him many … [Read more...] about Are emails private? And should bloggers scoop their interviewers?
Just came across this interesting New York Times piece on Ethics, magazines and advertorials, which is already behind a pay firewall on the main nytimes.com site, though available through the College Times run by the paper's circulation dept. Excerpt: Pick up a magazine on the newsstand, and chances are it will contain at least one advertorial. In September, issues of nine … [Read more...] about Ethics, magazines and advertorials
A year ago I wrote about expert help sites. It's time to take another look: Allexperts.com, the oldest and largest free Q&A service on the Internet. Ratings help you find the right expert. Askearth, a site created "so that people could be paid to give good-quality, in-depth answers to the really tough questions about life, business, technology and hundreds of … [Read more...] about Expert help sites
So tonight I went with my wife and 4-year-old son to our first Howard Dean meetup. It was also the first meetup ever held in our SF East Bay town. Everything about the 90-minute affair impressed us: a knowledgeable speaker, the endless stream of position papers available on the DeanforAmerica website, the bottom-up nature of this grassroots endeavor (there are few marching … [Read more...] about At my first Dean meetup