Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Blogs To Be Printed In Newspapers

I caught this on NPR...

"Beginning this month with Boston as the pilot market, Icelandic publishing company Dagsbrun plans to launch free dailies in 10 U.S. cities. The papers will run blogs alongside the usual newspaper fare. .."

Do you think this will work? I do find it interesting that a newspaper would hope to garner print ads this way..since the paper's free.


Angela Grant said...

I think it's really stupid. Blogs exist solely online. What makes a blog a blog is that you can comment, talk back and forth, link to other blogs, etc. You can't do that in print.

Some bloggers could be opinion writers for newspapers, that's fine. But you can't run a real blog in the newspaper because you lose the interactivity.

Josh said...

This seems like an easy way to further cut down on costs for content.