Bloggers and the MSM
By davidleetodd on Jun 22, 2008
In the online age, does print have a future? I mean real ink-on-paper print, not just text. I sure hope so, because lately I've been managing to get my name in the Mainstream Media papers, and not by holding up liquor stores.
I've found that the same skills we use in blogging to make our entries concise and interesting translate well to writing print articles. Here's the latest one of my masterpieces to appear on a piece of pulped pine tree:
The next time you feel you've written a nice blog entry that might be of general interest, you might try sending it to your local paper's editorial page. Just make really, really, really sure you've got the facts straight, because the MSM still maintain standards of factuality that are far higher than the expectations of the blogosphere.
Good luck! I have to tell you, there is a thrill you get from holding the piece of paper in your hands with your name on it that is quite different than seeing your name on a blog.