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I have huge respect for the blog run by my state's only alternative to the ultra-conservative daily paper. The Arkansas Times is a feisty, independent weekly that keeps its finger on the pulse of not only our state, but the nation and the world so well that you could be from anywhere and stay up on things just by frequenting their blog.

Arkansas Times Blog

Dear Lisa,
Thanks for the wonderful article..I truly enjoyed your responses to Mr. Niles questions...The traditional media and those who represent them have always been slow to catch onto to new and innovative trends simply out of fear for change...For example it took MTV years before they started to embrace and show rap and Hip Hop one of the hottest cultural, financial and commercial commodities going...It took some years for the art world to accept photography as another alternative form of artistic expression and not just as some type of permanent replacement for painting...Hopefully traditional newspaper outlets will slowly but surely continue to see the true benefits of blogging and servicing an evergrowing internet community who primarily gets most of their news from the internet and/or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report...I just recently started my own alternative news blog known as W.E. A.L.L. B.E. http://www.weallbe.blogspot.com last month...I must say that I now have a new found respect for people who have been doing this thing longer than I have and the sometimes unjustified (as well as justified) scrutiny and indifference one faces when bringing the masses another or alternative well informed perspective...Thanks for being a muse!!! Keep doing your thing Lisa and much continued success!!!
An admirer,
R2C2H2 Tha Artivist

Sure they can, but, like you said, it takes some planning, and, commitment. There are several television stations and newspapers here in Tennessee that are doing it.

I'm even writing for one newspaper blog at the moment:No Silence Here

Right on - didn't know you were writing this, Busy!

Belinda - thanks for the link! I hadn't seen this blog.

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