Saturday, July 27, 2002

I just picked up today's Tribune; I've been online for two straight hours and hadn't gotten to the paper yet--which may serve as a fitting example of a) newspapers struggling to stay relevant in a digital age, b) my lack of a life today, or c) both. Someday soon, every newspaper will have a weblog on its website. The London Guardian does; in fact, the old lady of London just announced its Best British Blog competition. The Christian Science Monitor, which has a helpful blog overview here, has one of the better news blogs out there. As for the American establishment, the NY Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and most other major papers all have their forms of newsletters that they offer to send to readers, summarizing the news of the day and linking to relevant articles. But there still is a built-in reluctance to jump on the blogging bandwagon, and the feeling, on the part of purist bloggers, is mostly mutual.

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