March 01, 2006

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Is the Des Moines Register Serious About Blogging? The Blue Plate Special recently presented The Best Blogging Newspapers in the U.S. The opening question to the study is, "Who seems to really know what they're doing...?" A chart of the newspapers included in the study shows the subjects each paper is blogging about. The Top Six Newspapers (listing of their blogs): Houston Chronicle (Transparency, nightlife, college sports, Enron, business, local entertainment/arts, computer Q&A, life of a Katrina refugee, life in Katy, TX, sports, pop culture, health & medicine, science,various) Washington Post (Achenblog, White House News, editorial, politics, local events, fashion, Iraq, computer security, nightlife, various) USA Today (Latest news, hotels, airlines, sports, entertainment (tv, film), entertainment (music), technology (innovations, gadgets), technology (science), weather) St. Petersburg Times (Video game reviews, technology, Olympics, Tampa arts and entertainment, pop music, TV, Society (around town), media, politics, sports, food, health, college) Atlanta Journal Constitution (Politics, opinion, education, dating, neighborhood watch, sports, entertainment, music) San Antonio Express-News (Sports, TV, court, geeks, Mommy blog, weather, Iraq, politics, etc) Here's how my local paper blogs: The Des Moines Register (Big Four Basketball, Cyclone Football, Kyle Munson (columnist), Hawkeye Football, Iowa Stars Hockey, Today's Headlines, Turin Olympics Blog, Opinions and Ideas Blog, Reality TV Blog) When...

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