OLD Media Moves

MarketWatch's Barnako to begin blogging

April 5, 2006

MarketWatch writer Frank Barnako, who began writing “Internet Daily” for the business news Web site in 1998, is now becoming the first blogger for Dow Jones. He begins his own blog on Barnako.com on Thursday.

Frank BarnakoBarnako writes, “My background is radio, with its frequent deadlines and fast reporting. That’s the kind of blog I’ll write and that’s what I hope you will read and comment on. Tell me where I’m wrong; tell our readers what you think, and what you know that I should have known.

“In the late ’90s, the Web was exciting and, to some, the bubble was invisible. Then 500 newly public dot-coms like MarketWatch slogged through the valley of death in the early 2000s. About 10 percent of us made it out in time to see something called Web 2.0 take root. I’ve written about it all. The first part was fun, and the second part was agony. This third part is exciting and interesting.

“The Internet story is no longer company announcements, partnerships or ‘seamless end-to-end solutions.’ It’s about business plans, strategies and new products and services, as well as personalities.”

Read his column here.

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