25 Things I Learned From SXSW | 2chicksblogging.com

It was a fantastic learning experience and I came away with some head-exploding resources and ideas. You can read about my experience at my blog, The Learned Fangirl, but here are 25 things that I came away with from the conference (based on the copious note taking that I did while there) I’ve been sharing with friends, colleagues, and now, you. Hit me up at @ thelearnedfangirl @ gmail [.dot.] com if you want a little bit more explanation, or better yet, check out the podcasts from all of the SXSW interactive panels at the SXSW website. Hope to see you there next year! via 25 Things I Learned From SXSW | 2chicksblogging.com.

10 journalism rules you can break on blogs | Save the Media

Read the rules and see if you agree. There are a couple that I take issue with… So there’s a part of me that loves blogging because you’re allowed to break the journalism rules. In fact, I’d argue the best bloggers break them regularly because blogging isn’t a news story; it shouldn’t read like one; it shouldn’t look like one. So here are my top 10 journalism rules you should go right ahead and break on your blog:

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Citizen Blogging Boosts Zimon into Local Politics

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Story from womensenews.org

By WeNews correspondent, Jackie Bischof

Jill Miller Zimon’s citizen journalism — which includes monitoring Rush Limbaugh’s recent outreach to female detractors–has spurred her to run for a city council seat in Pepper Pike, Ohio. “Any resident can help make our city better,” she says. via Citizen Blogging Boosts Zimon into Local Politics.

Mark Briggs on how to survive and thrive in the digital age » Charging for news, but not for the money

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I missed SXSW, but I have heard about lots of very interesting sessions. I like Mark Briggs’ take on how you could set up a news site with low overhead, charge like $10 for life, and use some tricks to make it seem “cool” and attract visitors. I have always said that if PUBLIC SCHOOLS just told parents they had to fill out an application form, and that their kid might not get admitted, even if they admitted everyone, the school would be better. Anyway, if you are thinking of going commericial, here is one suggestion. via Journalism 2.0 | Mark Briggs on how to survive and thrive in the digital age » Charging for news, but not for the money.

Time Magazine List: 25 Best Blogs 2009 – TIME

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Talking Points Memo – 25 Best Blogs 2009 – TIME. Aren’t lists of the best and worst fun to read? Time will grab your interest with this feature. They diss slashdot, one of my perennial favs and give Huffpo more credit than I would, but obviously I spent time with the article. You might want to as well.