14 August 2009

Rural journalists using blogs

A news item from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) shows that rural journalists are joining the blogosphere.

The author identifies and gives examples of 11 ways they use blogs:
  1. Encourage audience feedback and involvement
  2. "Over-the-shoulder" diary
  3. Cultivate audiences
  4. Cover events
  5. Follow varied rural issues and affairs (and coverage of them)
  6. Supplement coverage of subject matter beats
  7. Offer views and opinions
  8. Entertain
  9. Support freedom of expression
  10. Offer inside views
  11. Provide (and invite) links
Read the full article.

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