Sunday, February 17, 2008

Carnival of Journalism Blogs makes 3rd stop

A blog "carnival" is a little bit like an edited volume: It's a collection of writings by different authors on a related topic that is presented by an editor. A carnival is a selected collection of blog postings that is published by a rotating group of editor/publishers -- the member blogs. A journalism carnival, featuring some of the most provocative and in-the-know j-bloggers out there, has just pitched its virtual tents at the blog -- the direct link to the carnival for February is here. Wikipedia has a good definition of a blog carnival, and you can find a directory of carnivals at, where the analogy is less to an edited volume but to a magazine. But back to the J-Carnival: I've checked out a number of the blogs and plan to look at all of them. I don't think you'll regret the time. There's a wide sweep of current thinking out there, and these bloggers are earnestly and intelligently adding to the positive side of journalism's evolution.

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