Friday, September 5, 2008

Blogs Worth Checking Out

Now that you’ve started your own blog, why not take a look at some others that are worth reading regularly.

Here are some suggestions:

Mindy McAdams
, a journalism professor at the University of Florida. The focus of her site is online journalism, and features a lively discussion of journalism in the news on a daily basis. For example, she featured coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions and how photojournalists are creatively using the Internet to display their work. (If you want to see a good example of what students are doing, see Alana Taylor's blog, which earned a mention from Mindy.)

Bright Green
blog by Eoin O’Carroll of the Christian Science Monitor. As the blurb says: “A future of poisoned oceans, withered crops, and irate polar bears is nobody's idea of a good time. It's clear to anyone who is paying attention that our civilization is due for an upgrade. Bright Green covers the news, ideas, opinions, and trends littering the road to an environmentally sustainable future.”

Theresa Hogue’s
blog in the Corvallis Gazette-Times. Theresa’s topics range from pop culture to politics, and she almost always has at least one observation that will make you laugh out loud. Not to mention lots of cool photos and video clips. For diehard fans of the OSU Beavers, the GT also is home to informative blogs by Cliff Kirkpatrick and Brooks Hatch.

The Daily Score, presented by the Sightline Institute in Seattle. Here's a place to find interesting, informed and provocative discussions on topics such as energy, growth, pollution, traffic and other concerns of daily living in the Northwest and beyond. (In the interest of self-disclosure, know that I do occasional online editing for Sightline and didn't even blink on this shameless plug for the good of the order.)

Look for additions to this list from time to time…


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