I spent some time today at the Charlotte Observer, which was hosting the Knight-Ridder Writers’ Workshop. As part of a panel on writing for the Internet, I was a little surprised at where blogging is heading in the newsroom. It seems to be most common in the entertainment or features section, and less prevalent in other sections of the paper.
In addition, there seems to be an attempt to blog with responsibility within the newsroom. In other words, blog entries are being edited by editors before they are posted online. I like that.
Check out Becky Bisbee’s comment below on the LA Times’ item about other business sections that are blogging these days. They’re mostly on the West Coast. I’ll try to take a look at them this weekend and post something about them.
One more note on Becky: She will be the Business Writer in Residence at the University of Wisconsin the week of Nov. 6. Read all about her trip back to college life here. Don’t get too close to the keg, OK Becky?