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  • I'm CEO of Newspeg.com, a social news-sharing platform. I've spent 20 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies. You can read more about me here.

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January 23, 2008


David Cohn

"Jay Rosen's much-hyped experiment to attach beat reporters to social networks ignores an inconvenient fact: There are already reporters operating this way."

We aren't ignoring it. Beat blogging doesn't claim to be breaking new ground - it's about refining that ground.

Example: One thing I want to do is build up the Lessons From Reporters (interviews with people who are doing this elswhere)
Those are here. http://www.beatblogging.org/blog/lessons_from_reporters/index.html

In fact, I'll try to get in touch with Svrluga.

I hope this will have even more impact that the 60+ interviews that were collected via NewsInnovation.com here with new media thinkers such as yourself.

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