Good evening readers. I’d like to begin my second posting here by delving into a bit of the research I’ve done so far regarding my major. Contrary to what I’ve been told time and time again by english teachers, I’ve found most of the answers to my discourse questions through the web. Given the nature of my discipline and many others, along with the ever-increasing technology in the age we’re currently living in, it seems that most of the newest ideas and practices are springing up and being done online.
One fine and extremely relevant example is the type of domain I’m typing on; more specifically, the blog. Blogs have been one of the most common resources I’ve come across in researching my discipline. One can find a blog for literally any and every specialization within journalism and even for specializations within specializations. Kind of like Inception.
So far, the blogs which have intrigued me the most are the personal blogs kept by professionals in my discipline. These journalists have been working in the field for quite some time and their postings range from current events to opinion pieces on emerging trends. My favorite blog so far has to be the personal blog of Jeff Jarvis, which you can visit here. Jarvis has worked for many different media companies over the years, but what draws me to this blog more than others is his writing style and the postings he makes. His posts seem to focus on current events as well as current trends in media, which is something myself and others enjoy reading.
I will be sure to follow his blog and include it in my research paper. Blogs, so far, have proven to be an integral player in my discipline, so I know that I must do some further research into the web-community that surrounds it.