A select list of blogs I read and rely on. Undergoing revisions now as I prune and update it from the list at my old site.
Town square for press critics, industry observers, and participants in the news machine: Romenesko, published by the Poynter Institute.
Rants, links, blog news, and breaking wisdom from Jeff Jarvis, former editor, magazine launcher, TV critic, now a J-professor at CUNY. Always on top of new media things. Prolific, fast, frequently dead on, and a pal of mine.
Eschaton by Atrios (pen name of Duncan B;ack) is one of the most well established political weblogs, with big traffic and very active comment threads. Left-liberal.
Terry Teachout is a cultural critic coming from the Right at his weblog, About Last Night. Elegantly written and designed. Plus he has lots to say about art and culture today.
Dave Winer is the software wiz who wrote the program that created the modern weblog. He’s also one of the best practicioners of the form. Scripting News is said to be the oldest living weblog. Read it over time and find out why it’s one of the best.
If someone were to ask me, “what’s the right way to do a weblog?” I would point them to Doc Searls, a tech writer and sage who has been doing it right for a long time.
Ed Cone writes one of the most useful weblogs by a journalist. He keeps track of the Internet’s influence on politics, as well developments in his native North Carolina. Always on top of things.
Rebecca’s Pocket by Rebecca Blood is a weblog by an exemplary practitioner of the form, who has also written some critically important essays on its history and development, and a handbook on how to blog.
Dan Gillmor used to be the tech columnist and blogger for the San Jose Mercury News. He now heads a center for citizen media. This is his blog about it.
A former senior editor at Pantheon, Tom Englehardt solicits and edits commentary pieces that he publishes in blog form at TomDispatches. High-quality political writing and cultural analysis.
Barista of Bloomfield Avenue is journalist Debbie Galant’s nifty experiment in hyper-local blogging in several New Jersey towns. Hers is one to watch if there’s to be a future for the weblog as news medium.
The Editor’s Log, by John Robinson, is the only real life honest-to-goodness weblog by a newspaper’s top editor. Robinson is the blogging boss of the Greensboro News-Record and he knows what he’s doing.
Betsy Newmark’s weblog she describes as “comments and Links from a history and civics teacher in Raleigh, NC.” An intelligent and newsy guide to blogs on the Right side of the sphere. I go there to get links and comment, like the teacher said.
Rhetoric is language working to persuade. Professor Andrew Cline’s Rhetorica shows what a good lens this is on politics and the press.
Davos Newbies is a “year-round Davos of the mind,” written from London by Lance Knobel. He has a cosmopolitan sensibility and a sharp eye for things on the Web that are just… interesting. This is the hardest kind of weblog to do well. Knobel does it well.
Susan Crawford, a law professor, writes about democracy, technology, intellectual property and the law. She has an elegant weblog about those themes.
Kevin Roderick’s LA Observed is everything a weblog about the local scene should be. And there’s a lot to observe in Los Angeles.
Joe Gandelman’s The Moderate Voice is by a political independent with an irrevant style and great journalistic instincts. A link-filled and consistently interesting group blog.
Ryan Sholin’s Invisible Inkling is about the future of newspapers, online news and journalism education. He’s the founder of WiredJournalists.com and a self-taught Web developer and designer.
Rebecca MacKinnon, former correspondent for CNN, has immersed herself in the world of new media and she’s seen the light (great linker too.)
Micro Persuasion is
Steve Rubel’s weblog. It’s about how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the business of persuasion. Rubel always has the latest study or article.
Lost Remote is a very newsy weblog about television and its future, founded by Cory Bergman, executive producer at KING-TV in Seattle. Truly on top of things, with many short posts a day that take an inside look at the industry.
Editors Weblog is from the World Editors Fourm, an international group of newspaper editors. It’s about trends and challenges facing editors worldwide.
Journalism.co.uk keeps track of developments from the British side of the Atlantic. Very strong on online journalism.
Digests & Round-ups:
Memeorandum: Single best way I know of to keep track of both the news and the political blogosphere. Top news stories and posts that people are blogging about, automatically updated.
Daily Briefing: A categorized digest of press news from the Project on Excellence in Journalism.
Press Notes is a round-up of today’s top press stories from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Richard Prince does a link-rich thrice-weekly digest called “Journalisms” (plural), sponsored by the Maynard Institute, which believes in pluralism in the press.
E-Media Tidbits from the Poynter Institute is group blog by some of the sharper writers about online journalism and publishing. A good way to keep up