Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More than 2 political junkies hang here, making a ruckas

Ruckus on Newsweek.com

There's a new group blog on Newsweek.com: The Ruckus (http://www.blog.newsweek.com/blogs/theruckus/default.aspx) , focused on the 2008 presidential race and authored by nine members of the Media Bloggers Association (http://www.mediabloggers.org) .

The initial lineup features several well-known, outspoken, and even frankly partisan bloggers: John Amato , Crooks and Liars (http://crooksandliars.com) ; Faye Anderson , Anderson at Large (http://andersonatlarge.typepad.com) ; Dean Barker , Blue Hampshire (http://bluehampshire.com) ; Adam Fogle , Palmetto Scoop (http://palmettoscoop.com) ; Joe Gandelman , The Moderate Voice (http://themoderatevoice.com) ; James Joyner , Outside the Beltway (http://outsidethebeltway.com) ; Ed Morrissey , Captain's Quarter (http://captainsquartersblog.com) ; Oliver Willis (http://oliverwillis.com) ; and Chris Woods , Bleeding Heartland (http://bleedingheartland.com) .

...Sounds like fun. I just wonder how well Newsweek.com's editors have thought through the ethical and practical differences of bloggers and journalists. I'd hate to see another ugly implosion of a group political weblog due to miscommunications, culture clash, and political pressure -- like what happened recently at Cleveland.com (http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=132398) .

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