How blogging changed a TIME journalist

Some of the particularly powerful quotes I’ve transcribed are as follows:

“I think anybody with the strong desire to write can now have a serious impact on news telling.”

“I have become a better journalist. I’ve become more compassionate.”

“This new way or writing has permanently changed the way I’ll do things from now on.”

If you want to take a look at TIME’s Detroit project, you can find it here:


  1. Anonymous June 6, 2010

    Thanks for sharing. I think her speech also illustrates the importance of local coverage and suggests such reporting is going to grow. Good stuff!

  2. Anna Tarkov June 6, 2010

    Yep, I think so too. While some have suggested that hyperlocal coverage needs to be more than just hyperlocal (, I still think local reporting is the most useful to the average person. And apparently AOL does too since they’re investing a truckload of dough in

  3. Anonymous June 6, 2010

    Didn’t know about It looks like a very interesting project and would love to play with it a little bit more. The only thing I am afraid of with such initiatives is the power of the owner, or if AOL controls it all and expands nationwide…

  4. Anna Tarkov June 6, 2010

    Well, they’re already expanding nationwide. Time will tell if it will be successful or if they won’t get the results they want with it and abandon the project. In the meantime, I’m glad they can give lots of journalists and new grads decent paying jobs with benefits.

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