Why journalists should blog: Great blog post by BusinessWeek journalist Stephen Baker.
“Many journalists view the blog world as threatening. To a certain degree, they’re right. It’s virtually lawless and has plenty of flamers, spammers, wingnuts and MSM loathers. In other words, it’s much like the outside world. But I’d say that journalists who don’t venture into this world are more vulnerable, not less. If they get into trouble, they have few allies outside their own guild. And if they’re not blogging, good chance they won’t hear the angry voices til they grow into a storm.”
The post also includes a great lesson Stephen learned on a family trip last week about how people can discover things in surprising ways.