Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Blogs: the flashmobs of journalism?

The Personal Democracy Forum has an interesting article on how blogs are affecting local politics, in particular, by bringing attention to little-covered stories and eliciting public response to potentially harmful or ill-constructed legislation. Certainly MoveOn has managed this nationally, as did the bloggers who publicized the Sinclair scandals just before the election. I'm in no position to generate primary data (by going to Council meetings or on other info-gathering forays), but I hope that this blog will help interested neighbors keep abreast of stories that would otherwise be lost on the inside pages of local papers . . .

(via Young Philly Politics)


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