Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

my unsolicited opinion on newspaper blogs. and an example of their pros.

background: i've been having discussions lately about whether blogging is good for the newspaper. as in, should a newspaper have a blog where writers can post at whim? there are two sides. i see merit in both. one is that a blog allows beat writers to post interesting tidbits and breaking news that wouldn't necessarily make it into the paper. or, if it would appear in the paper eventually, the blog allows the announcement of the news asap. the other side is that writers get careless by posting personal opinions (or completely unrelated s***) and compromise their positions of fair, unbiased reporting. last but not least, it's a legitimate way to give away stories before they appear in your paper.


this is the kind of blog entry that adds to a newspaper. this is actually enriching. it helps you to humanize a writer, and it gives another story behind a big story. and i don't think anyone will berate brad townsend for being biased because he's proud of avery johnson - everyone in dallas is proud of avery johnson. i like this entry. and if we could keep the stupid references to puppets at a minimum, I'd be happy. just thought i'd share.

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