Friday, August 15, 2003

Emergency blogging:
The Northeast Blackout had a terrible effect on all the Websites of Advance Publications' newspapers: they can't update. The solution: Blog it!. This link goes to, normally the Plain Dealer's Website. Another version is at By the time you see this it's possible the real sites will have returned. But meanwhile, Blackout Blog is a way for all the papers (even including papers outside the blackout area are affected, like OregonLive) to get blackout news to readers. There are also links to separate blogs for each paper where they're posting local news (mostly sports in Syracuse when I looked earlier but they've added more now). Advance Internet's Jeff Jarvis explains on his Buzz Machine blog.

Jarvis also points out journalist John Scalzi's new AOL blog, which is full of blackout links today.


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