Journalism Every now and then The Guardian reprints an article from an online source, usually Salon. Although they've been including articles about weblogging they are yet to reprint material sourced from there. It can only be a matter of time. In the mean time, as Online Journalism Review reports, newspaper sites have begun to run their own blogs instead:

"We looked at the amount of self-publishing that was going on in America and thought it was a shame that there wasn't an equivalent in Britain,"says Christian Alden who, together with the Guardian Unlimited news team, is the brains behind the site's Weblog. "Then we looked at what our readers wanted online: Depth of coverage and links. The need for Weblogs clearly existed but there was nothing on the same self-publishing scale as in America. We saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it by launching our Weblog. "Indeed," he adds, "our biggest problem was letting people know what a Weblog was."

You're not joking ... the number of times I've told someone I've got a weblog and ... well you know how it goes ... and there was me thinking doing this would get me chicks and stuff ...

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