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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Hey guys, thanks for posting. Let me know if you have any problems. If you want to include a link or an image in your post, check the help (upper right).

Today I was thinking: should journalism students be required to publish a blog? It would be a good way to get people to write consistently and for an audience. In my experience, that's a really good thing.
Plus, lots of bloggers have gotten noticed by newspapers, magazines, or other websites, and landed real writing jobs.
Salman Pax is a good example. The 30-year-old architect from Baghdad started a blog during the war, and soon got international attention for it. Now he writes for The Guardian and other publications. See Wikipedia and The Guardian for more on his story.
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