Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Three blogs to check while I'm away

I’m off kayaking for a few days and like to leave readers with some places to go. In addition to my previous lists, posted here and here, I highly recommend the following:

1. Hullabaloo: There’s an interesting post about this blogger, Digby, by’s blogger Joan Walsh, "The hullabaloo over Digby". In a nutshell, no one knew she was a woman until she received an award on behalf of bloggers at the Take Back America 2007 conference. Until Digby’s gender was revealed, she wrote so well that most people thought she was a man! I haven’t been able to find a photo of Digby.

2. Dan Froomkin’s (photo) White House Watch for the Washington Post. Froomkin often asks the questions before others even think of them, i.e., about the importance of Bush’s signing statements. He scours the news and gives you the links to all of the important stories related to any particular issue.

3. In addition to writing the White House Watch, Froomkin is deputy editor of Nieman Watchdog, the blog for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, "...[W]which seeks to encourage more informed reporting by soliciting probing questions from experts." There’s a great link to websites for journalists. It’s up to citizens to hold our journalists accountable, and here are the tools to help us.

(photo: Dan Froomkin from White House Watch)

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