For those of us interested in keeping up with what’s happening the the news industry locally, the Northeast PA media news and gossip blog has to be among the first stops.
Recent posts deal with what the Times-Tribune is (or is not) covering, who’s coming and going in local media and generally what’s up on the NEPA media scene. Fun stuff.
For those who just can’t get enough, there’s also the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Watcher blog, which recently discussed the various shows on WILK radio (NEPA’s last talk radio station) and ubiquitous local coverage (cf. story on the front page of today’s Times-Tribune) of the famed “sickening smell” that hit North Scranton last week. (Boy, the author really doesn’t like Kevin Lynn though.)
Both blogs make for interesting reading. One complaint though… I’m not overly fond of anonymous blogs. Yes, they give you more freedom to “be honest.” They also give you more freedom from accountability for what you write. One should be willing to stand behind what one says, especially when it is directed at other individuals.
(Oh, and be sure to read the comments, where the local media folks’ claws really come out.)