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Figuring Out Blogs and Whatever's Next
The best blogs for and by journalists and how you can join the blogging revolution as a reader and/or creator of blogs. Also: Podcasting, Web 2.0, wikis, RSS and whatever's next

Links from a two-hour workshop by Sree Sreenivasan

Columbia New Media Professor & WNBC-TV Tech Reporter

Free AUDIO classes:

Video lecture: Blogs Every Professional Should Know & Web 101: Understanding Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Mobile Internet

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BLOGGING FOR JOURNALISTS blog:
http://bloggingforjournalists.blogsome.com

CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE:
 click here to see my continuously updated list of articles, statistics and resources 

There is much confusion about blogs, bloggers and blogging. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? Or is it just another small step in the evolution of media? What about photoblogging, videoblogging, podcasting, Web 2.0, tagging RSS and whatever's next? Answers to these questions and more in this, fast, fun, workshop (1.5 to three hours) - adapted for each audience.

TOPICS COVERED BY THE WORKSHOP:

  • Blog basics
  • What's to love and what's to hate about blogs
  • The best blogs FOR media pros
  • The best blogs BY media pros
  • Blogs that are changing America and the world
  • Blogs that are overhyped & a waste of time
  • How to read blogs without drowning in too much info
  • How to bring traffic to your blog
  • How to make money with a blog
  • Why media folks should be blogging
  • Why media folks should NOT be blogging
  • Further reading on blogs and the future
  • NEXT: photoblogging, videoblogging, podcasting, wikis, RSS, XML

Recent blog covers of major magazines; BW cover here.

SOME - JUST SOME - BLOGS TO CHECK OUT

 

LISTS OF BLOGS, RANKINGS & SEARCHING BLOGS

CONSERVATIVE

  • Instapundit - Glenn Reynolds, law professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Andrew Sullivan - a mainstream journalist blogs (now on Time.com)
  • PowerLine - the folks who helped bring down Dan Rather
  • Hugh Hewitt - radio talk show host and author
  • Best of The Web Today - bloggish material from James Taranto from OpinionJournal.com (WSJ edit page)

LIBERAL

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BASHERS

BUSINESS

BLOGS ABOUT THE MEDIA

JOURNALISM & MSM BLOGS

TECHNOLOGY/SCIENCE BLOGS

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

TRAVEL BLOGS

SOME BLOGS & BLOGGISH SITES I READ

BLOGS OF FOLKS WHO ATTENDED THIS WORKSHOP OR OTHERWISE TOOK SREE ADVICE

  • CultureGrrl - Lee Rosenbaum's "cultural commentary with attitude"
  • Filmiholic - Maria Giovanna tracks all the Bollywood movies she watches in a summer
  • Living With Microbes - Jessica Snyder Sachs preps for her book
  • Pundit Mom - Joanne Bamberger, political mom, on politics, culture, law
  • SCD Journal - a blog about the "specific carbohydrate diet" and intestinal diseases
  • Amitava Kumar - the well-known academic and writer has a blog as eclectic as himself
  • LiveMoney - from SmartMoney.com
  • Wine on Tuesdays - Debra & Keith Gordon blog about "wonderful wines at affordable prices"
  • Go Mom Go - Sheila Eldred on fit parenting
  • Birds, Bats & Beyond - Jim Wright, nature reporter and blogger
  • Parenting Solved - Bryan Vartabedian, M.D. on parenting issues
  • Maryland Med - David Kohn, Baltimore Sun health and science reporter
  • Writing Military Mom - Rosemary O'Brien on being a military spouse, a mom and a writer
  • The Equalizer - Frances Whittelsley's consumer blog
  • Living Smart - Patricia Gras blogs about current affairs, music, travel and Housto
  • The Lazy Milliner - Mary Beth Klatt blogs on clothes and more
  • Roopa Recipes - Roopa Unnikrishnan on cooking and kids

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BLOGS I RUN

PHOTOBLOGGING, VIDEOBLOGGING

PODCASTS & PODCASTING

KEEPING UP WITH BLOGS / BLOG AGGREGATORS / RSS / XML

WEB 2.0 / AJAX

YOUR TURN

FREE BLOGGING SOFTWARE

PAID BLOGGING SOFTWARE


HOW-TOs - build your own blogs, raise traffic, etc.

BASICS/GETTING STARTED

BUILDING TRAFFIC

MAKING MONEY

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