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Thursday, 13 March 2003

real-time war reporting via blog

So I’m probably the last to know that CNN war correspondent Kevin Sites has a blog. But just in case, I’m mentioning it anyway.

Funny how the “audblog” post that he called in from the Iran/Kurdistan border strikes me as so much more compelling than a comparable report on CNN itself would be.

The personal nature of blogging, I think, fundamentally changes our relationship to the content. It’s all about voice, of course. In his blog, it feels like Kevin is talking to me. I don’t feel that way about mass media journalism.

Posted at 8:55 PM in: on blogging
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Comment from Elayne Riggs on March 15, 2003 6:24 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Thanks for the link, Elizabeth! You're far from the last to discover this wonderful blog; thanks to you I've now blogrolled Kevin Sites and will be keeping up with his postings, hoping he remains okay.


Comment from david ulevitch on March 19, 2003 10:11 AM (Permalink to Comment)

Kevin's site is great. I like your site a lot too...added to my bookmarks!

-davidu


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