Find the nearest period
: Thanks to Emmanuelle’s simultaneous translation, I read that the Minneapolis City Pages has given its staffers blogs. A quick gander shows that they pretty much treat this as the place where they can write the things that didn’t fit in the paper: the bottomless column; lots of wind, few links. That’s not to say they won’t learn how to blog well; it’s just interesting to note that people who start blogging because they read and like blogs take to the form quicker than professional (if ill-paid) newspaper writers. This is a new form, in which short beats long and generous llinks pay you back.
by Jeff Jarvis