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At Fort Leavenworth, Officers Are Marching on the Blogospherenew

Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, who oversees the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, decided last year to make media savvy a requirement for graduation. Each war-college student must complete a course of "strategic communication" in order to graduate.
The Pitch  |  Nadia Pflaum  |  02-10-2009  |  War

Disgruntled Prosecutors Scribble Complaints About the New Boss on a Blognew

The reformation of the Harris County district attorney's office remains incomplete. Murray Newman's blog has lately become a sort of bathroom wall for disgruntled prosecutors, the place to go to write something mean about the boss.
Houston Press  |  Randall Patterson  |  02-03-2009  |  Tech

Can a New Generation of Visionaries Revive the Watchdog Press?new

As the traditional media contracts and struggles for survival, new approaches like Huffington Post,, and the Public Press are trying to reinvent journalism.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones and Tim Redmond  |  01-05-2009  |  Media

From Russia, with Vlognew

Russia, a country not exactly renowned for its press freedoms, has prosecuted bloggers in the past, but last month, the country acquired a new uncensorable voice online -- President Dmitry Medvedev's. He joins other world leaders in the blogosphere.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Piatetsky  |  11-26-2008  |  Media

How a Failed Journalist Became the Margaret Mead of White Peoplenew

"Stuff White People Like" isn't just a cathartic spoof; it's Lander's entry into a convoluted and thorny discourse on race in America. Like most people, Lander was always fascinated by race, but he found it difficult to partake in the dialogue without sounding either like an apologist, or a total asshole.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  10-15-2008  |  Culture

The Clothes That Got Me Laid Tracks Sartorial Choices on the Sexual Playgroundnew

The blog, run by 28-year-old Emily Bartlett Hines, weaves the details of amorous hookups with the duds that made them possible, all with the thoughtful and inquisitive tone of an enthusiastic sexpert.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  10-03-2008  |  Fashion

DC's TV Stations Feast on Youngnew

Not content to go the way of the newspaper, local television stations have turned to the web to capture that coveted 21-34 demographic, creating websites that are less news, more booze.
Washington City Paper  |  Amanda Hess  |  09-04-2008  |  Tech

Conservative Arizona Couple Gets Judge to Gag Gay Bloggernew

On his blog and on a gay news website, David Nahmod chronicles a bizarre saga of a so-called straight conservative couple preying on his vulnerable ex-boyfriend to break up their relationship in 2005. He says his ex, Beecher Goodwin, has been "brainwashed" against him and to continue living with Stephen Polich and Kathryn Rock at their home in the Phoenix 'burbs.
SF Weekly  |  Lauren Smiley  |  08-20-2008  |  Media

'Stuff White People Like' Goes from Blog to Booknew

Something about SWPL already feels stale, as though the big thing missing on this list of 150 things, is #151, Stuff White People Like.
Montreal Mirror  |  Juliet Waters  |  07-11-2008  |  Fiction

Blogger Christian Lander on White Peoplenew

The Definitive Guide to Stuff White People Like: The Unique Taste of Millions is 150 blog posts -- uh, make that chapters -- with titles like "Michel Gondry," "Modern Furniture," and "Knowing What's Best for Poor People." Although the book does recycle some of the website's original content, it's still snarkily funny and well, true.
The Portland Mercury  |  Kiala Kazebee  |  07-03-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Old and New Media Are Still Squaring Off in Jocklandnew

For some reason, though, the general coming-together of the typewriter and podcast sets doesn't extend to sports. To an extent unmatched in any other journalistic subgroup, the (mostly) men who write stories and columns on the world of sports seem to regard their web-based successors (also mostly men) with a potent mix of contempt and rage.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  06-19-2008  |  Media

The Angry Grammarian: White People Love Grammarnew

I’m white. Always have been. So imagine my excitement when “Grammar” was recently featured on the ever-popular Stuff White People Like blog.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Jeffrey Barg  |  05-27-2008  |  Commentary

Sports Blogs Fight for Respect ... and Accessnew

Over the past year, sports bloggers have been prying open the doors to press boxes, particularly within the NFL and the NBA. But amateur sportswriters have had little success winning over the gatekeepers of America's pastime -- at least here in the Bay Area.
SF Weekly  |  Ashley Harrell  |  05-23-2008  |  Tech

Nowhere To Hide: College Gossip Blogs Exposednew

College detours into nymphomania and hedonism once were confined to campus. Today, internet gossip sites are turning nobodies into quasi-celebrities, snoopy students into paparazzi, and student journalists into gods who can make or break reputations.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kara Baskin  |  05-01-2008  |  Education

It's Easy for Mobs to Crush Free Expression On the Webnew

Thanks to new, collaborative, social media networks, it's easier than ever for people to get together and destroy freedom of expression. They're going DIY from the bottom up -- instead of the way old-school censors used to do it, from the top down. Call it user-generated censorship.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Annalee Newitz  |  04-30-2008  |  Tech

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