Dan Gillmor
Dave Barry
Today in the Sky
Clergy Abuse Tracker
Weblogging Pioneer

The pioneer among blogging columnists is Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News. He is writing a book about what he calls “We Media.” If you’re interested in learning more about Weblogs—or starting one up—Gillmor has created a good primer and he links to it from his eJournal.

Dave Barry’s Blog

If you are looking for an example of marketing to readers, check out the way Barry thanks and credits readers who send him some of the raw (often very raw) material he uses to produce his print column.

Beat Reporters and Critics

For examples of the beat reporters or critics who use Weblogs, click on the collection of Weblogs at and Ben Mutzabaugh’s guide to air travel, the Today in the Sky blog on

Tracking an Ongoing Story

Weblogs can also be useful to track news about a single news story breaking in multiple spots—and publications—throughout the world. Since March 2002, Kathy Shaw, religion writer at the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, has maintained a daily Clergy Abuse Tracker.

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