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Sunday, February 20, 2005

"news as conversation"

Uber-blogger and Greensboro (NC) News & Record contributor Ed Cone is up with his "beginner's guide to the blogosphere." In his weekly column, Ed kindly mentioned and linked to this very blog. Woohoo.

But why would the News & Record publish a piece designed to encourage readers to explore the blogosphere?

Because the North Carolina paper is, in the words of former San Jose Mercury News columnist and "We the Media" author Dan Gillmor, "embarking on one of mainstream journalism's most important experiments: turning the paper into a community forum." Bringing blogs into the fold, the N&R is embracing citizen and open source journalism. Much to the delight of PressThink's Jay Rosen.

Background on the historic move -- to which Ed was a critical contributor -- here, here, here, here, here, and here.