Thursday, April 16, 2015
News (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge
Many of the earliest blogs to gain public attention were news blogs. These types of blogs break news stories, do investigative reporting, and present news analysis. There are many news agencies with the resources to collect news from around the world so news reporting blogs are not typically undertaken by the average home blogger. Those who do this type of blogging are mostly regurgitating what can be found on mainstream news sites.
Some bloggers might present their analysis of news stories or offer their editorial opinions. If you keep up with the news and have a keen knowledge of world affairs then opinion and analysis blogging might be an avenue to pursue.
Beside current events some bloggers report on celebrity news or news in some specialized industry such as the entertainment industry. This type of blogger will report on upcoming movie releases or stories about musical artists. As in current event reporting if the blogger doesn't have a direct pipeline of news wire reportage they are mostly repeating second hand information from other blogs and information sites.
A blogger who stays on top of things and is willing to take the time to gather the information can create a highly informative site that will draw readers who are interested in a site that brings news together in a one stop digest format.
Other "news" reporting blogs might offer information about book releases, author events, or other items of interest such as links to publications accepting submissions and upcoming conferences. This can be highly useful information that can keep a steady stream of traffic returning to the blog.
Do you regularly read news blogs? What kinds of news do you look for on blogs? Do you see blogs as any real threat to publications such as newspapers or magazines?
Some blogs that report information:
Alex J Cavanaugh
The Warrior Muse
Spunk on a Stick's Tips