Past Rant-A-Bit guest and community guru Traub wrote about our local newspaper dying and gave some kudos to the blogosphere;
I read two blogs for local news.Â SouthDacola andÂ Jennifer’s Musings. Their articles are usually well researched (especially Jen’s) and their commenting system is much more fun to be a part of (even though it’s not connected to Facebook). I know for a fact that some of these blogs get tens of thousands of readers a month. I also know that most if not all elected officials read those blogs because some of them get very upset by the accountability they bring. Each writer has a small army of volunteer reporters working for them as well. Volunteers sure keep the payroll down.