A new NYT news blog. The NYT blogs are running on WordPress, really seamlessly integrated with the style of the main site, as if Khoi Vinh is standing over the designer with a pixel ruler measuring line-spacing. I love it.
“The bottom line is that blogging is like sex. You can’t fake it. You can’t fake passion. You can’t fake wanting to engage with the public. If you do, it will ultimately be an unsatisfying experience for both the blogger and their readers.”
Doug Fisher wants to see more copy desk blogs. With retorts and refutations, a good example of the back-and-forth that happens when you try to get newsroom folks to blog. via Howard.
Dilbert’s boss: “I’m starting my own blog.” Frame this one. I’ll have it tacked up in my cube by 9:30 a.m. pacific.
A little bit of research on biz blogs at newspapers. Conclusions? There aren’t enough of ’em, especially at smaller papers.
Some basics to watch out for – policy against linking to other publications, the “just another column” syndrome. via Martin.
April 30th in SF, with Dan Gillmor, Matt Mullenweg, Lisa Stone of BlogHer, and Chronicle blogs editor Eve Batey.