What a treat to sit in the Herald newsroom surrounded by people whose blogs I read regularly (305: Misadventures in the MIA, Bark Bark, Woof Woof, Brickell Life, Mango & Lime, Photography is Not a Crime, and Sex and the Beach) looking out over a killer view. Of course, Carlos brought his camera. I expected nothing less!
(Photo by Carlos Miller)
The Herald’s local blog aggregator titled The South Florida Blogs is already featuring over 200 blogs from across South Florida with more sure to be added once it debuts on Monday.
The South Florida Blogs section of the site will also include blogs from other major media companies, like the New Times and the South Florida Sun Sentinel. That’s what I call well-rounded.
Additionally, The South Florida Blogs will give visitors the option to rate posts from 1 – 10 and grab cool, customizable widgets to use on their own blogs to pull content. That’s handy for those who want to offer a local round up of blogs, in whole or in part, with fresh content.
What I like best about the Miami Herald’s South Florida Blogs section is that there’s none of the bias I’ve seen with some other local blog listings. Politics and personalities don’t play into the compliation so essentially, no one is left out and no one is censored. That’s huge!
Miami Herald’s Instant News Editor Shelley Acoca and Multimedia Editor Rick Hirsch mentioned that the decision to include local blogs as a part of the Miami Herald’s online content was a year in the making. Proof positive that the internet is changing and traditional media is starting to embrace and accept bloggers. New media is slowing becoming the norm. Slowly becoming the new “traditional”. (And you know me, I love NEW media)
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