To the blogroll!
The blogroll has been silently undergoing all kinds of permutations the past few weeks, but I added a few new blogs last night that I wanted to point out: D.C. Sports Bog and On Frozen Pond.
Both blogs are by newspaper staffers like myself, and in the case of D.C. Sports Bog, the blogger is Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post, who covers just about everything in the D.C. sports scene (but seems to hang around the Capitals more than you'd expect). Offbeat is probably a decent way to describe Dan's work so far.
On Frozen Pond meanwhile contains the thoughts of the Miami Herald's Florida Panthers beat writer George Richards and is also, well, offbeat. (See here a post on the return of Juraj Kolnik that somehow ends up with a picture of a giant gorilla beside it.)
I like what's going on here, as we're getting a more personal voice from a few youngish writers in the sports media, which is a decent direction for newspapers and other media organizations to take the medium. They're experiments, in other words, and it's anyone's guess if this (part of?) the future of what sportswriting will be — but at least the experiments are taking place.
With JABS having
The Inside/Out crew have also done a reasonable job of engaging with and reading other blogs out there, something JABS did particularly well
I guess what I'm curious to know is what other bloggers and readers think of this trend. Where is this taking us? Is it, in general, a positive step for newspapers and the media? And who are some of the sports media bloggers getting it right so far (or are any of them)?