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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

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Steve Rubel's experiment

Steve Rubel authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice. He describes himself as a PR strategist and expert in integrating weblogs into traditional PR campaigns. Currently, he's VP of a mid-size PR firm in midtown New York City.

For seven days he is giving up his daily diet of news from mainstream sources and will attempt to keep up with news only via what he reads on blogs. At the end of the week - to test how well informed he managed to stay - he'll be quizzed by members of the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists. He says his all-blog media diet experiment is not a stunt. It's simply to see if he can know what he needs to know by reading blogs only.

Although his blog is full of useful links such as Blognews, memeorandum and Blogpulse, he is still looking for some good general U.S. news and global news blogs - ideally ones that roll up/comment on important news from multiple countries. He'd like to find a weblog that features the Dow Jones and Nasdaq closing bell prices and/or intraday charts - and identify some more general business news blogs. If you have ideas, please send them his way.

My suggestion of Jim Moore's News Aggregator is probably bending Steve's rules but Jim's Journal - along with the Sudan blog, Joi Ito's Web, Marginal Revolution, Gavin's, BonoboLand, and Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish - have plenty of sidebar links leading to the latest news (some ahead of mainstream media) covering world politics, economics, business, technology and the environment. Note RSS feed for the Sudan blog:

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 6/01/2004
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