Yes, reporters can blog

Too many times when newspaper reporters start to blog, their posts are static, lifeless, too journalistic if not outright pedantic. Once in a while a reporter gets blogging right off. Meet William M. Hartnett. His posts so far are short, often funny and always personal. Good stuff. And he has a fine selection of cat photos, too.

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3 thoughts on “Yes, reporters can blog

  1. Kind and much appreciated words. Bit upset that you exposed my shameless traffic-inflating cat photo strategy, though. If it doesn’t pan out, I’m thinking babies dressed as fruit holding bunnies and ice cream cones.

  2. For really good reading, you should check out Mark’s stories about sentinel chickens. I know you’re asking yourself, what is a sentinel chicken? You’ll have to read to find out.

  3. […] My fledgling blog has been outed by Howard Owens, realizing my biggest fear: Readers. Gaaaah … the pressure! Owens-driven traffic is trickling in from across the country and, shockingly, around the globe. (I’m looking at you, Bangalore Interweb user.) Does this mean the web isn’t anonymous anymore? If so, I’m totally taking that picture of me shaking hands with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad back in 1983 off my MySpace page. […]

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