Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Internets

Hey Guys,

This is going to be extremely short, but I wanted to point your eyes to some cool stuff some of our members are doing on the Internet to augment their traditional print work. It's yet another example of the rapidly-changing nature of the business and how we can take advantage of the new technologies.

First off, Jason (and Eugene, as well) have been putting together a hyper-localized look at Glendale/Burbank at East of the Five (www.insidesocal.com/east). Between Valley News, Daily News and other local media links, they're building an impressive online community there that tells you all the haps of that part of town. It's good stuff.

And speaking of good stuff, Brad's gotten into the action with The God Blog, highlighting religious issues all over the Web (www.insidesocal.com/godblog). Well-written, thoughtful coverage of religion's often a rare thing, online or otherwise, but Brad does a good job of finding salient issues from a wide variety of sources. Just as he does in his print reporting, he offers an insightful, clever look at a world that many reporters avoid altogether.

So these are two completely different subjects, but they harness the Web in the same way: bringing together good print reporting of our own, important niches and views from different sources. We all should look at ways to work that into our jobs.

Alright, enough for now and more to follow. I'm still checking on dates for next week, but let's try to get together towards the back end for a happy hour to talk about this and all the other crazy stuff going on in the business.



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