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Ideas for Online Publications
Lessons From Blogs, Other Signposts

DAN-FROOMKIN

The Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin publishes a thought-provoking article in the latest issue of the Online Journalism review, titled Ideas for Online Publications: Lessons From Blogs, Other Signposts. The author of washingtonpost.com’s White House Briefing column ruminates on how new media — and the blogging phenomena — must continue to evolve.

The most successful blogs all have something in common. Their authors are unashamedly enthusiastic about the topic at hand. (Often, of course, they’re outraged.) The lesson: There is no virtue in sounding bored online.

Froomkin argues for risk-taking online journalism — defined by voice, vision, passion, personality and outrage. Even so, he suggests, “we shouldn’t be so damn serious ... the truth is, fun things click on the Web.”



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at May 31, 2004 11:06 AM in Weblogs

   

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