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What are some examples of journalism in blogs?[edit]

It's early days for me and blogging. For various reasons, I've been distracted from progressing with the development of my blogging application and actual content in it. However, I did write an article about Flash Mobbing, so that would be an example of journalism in a blog for you. Constafrequent 06:02, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I'm going to copy this to the content page, if you don't mind. It's a great example! - Amgine/talk
Cool, that's fine. Urges me to finally sort out the grammatical and presentational imperfections in that blog entry! Constafrequent 10:06, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)

What happened, or at least what do I remember?[edit]

I'm holding off on lgoing through the log carefully just yet. I want to let it perk at least until tomorrow, to see what stands out in my memory. But just now, there are a few things:

  • There is a strongly perceived community suspicion on the part of some members of the community regarding the editorial process of Wikinews.
  • RSS feeds. No, seriously, RSS feeds.
  • If we want input from the bloggers, we have to add technical tools for them. They have spent a lot of time, effort, refining their craft and if we want to share resources with them, our tools have to be at least as good as theirs.
    • Pingback
    • Trackback
    • Ecto?
  • Licensing was a non-issue for most; the primary concerns were linkbacks, credit, and avoiding licensing hassles.
    • Strong activism opposing corporate plagiarism, and a clear warning that Wikinews had best steer clear of such. Thank goodness that's a non-issue for us, since we have strong standards on this point.
    • PD problems were highlighted, and a discussion of licensing under a CC variation seemed to be preferred.
  • By the way, some form of RSS. Really.

- Amgine 07:29, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)