Blogger Perspective Of ONA Forum

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Ken Marrero of Tennessee’s News Platoon and author of Blue Collar Muse gives his perspective of last week’s Online News Association’s seminar.

Because while the seminar wasn’t aimed at bloggers per se, it made great strides in welcoming and appointing bloggers to their rightful place in news and reporting – in journalism. While the seminar’s two tracks addressed the needs and interest of online journalism from the perspective of the MSM’s need to utilize online tools and practices to compete and be relevant in a changing news marketplace, the conversation concerning them was often indistinguishable from those you might hear at any blogger meet-up: links, monetization, audience and community building, comments and more. On a couple of occasions it was like I had entered Bizarro World and was listening in on a conversation among exceptionally well funded and experienced bloggers!

Marrero goes into detail of what he experienced during the day’s events and gives a very good overview on what he took away from the Freedom Forum.

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