All reporters at the Rhode Island Providence Journal are trained to “blog before you do anything else”.
Breaking news is blogged as it happens, 7am to 7pm. The 7 to 7 Breaking News Blog site has sparked an upsurge in demand for email news alerts and boosted Twitter followers. The site’s advertising is booked months in advance. The 7 to 7 can also be sent to consumers’ mobile phones. A typical page of blogged stories is here.
The blog project was a big idea presented at the Poynter Institute’s Big Ideas conference this week.