The Birmingham Weekly, my favorite local paper, has launched a new blog, Mixed Media. Kyle Whitmire, the Weekly‘s excellent political writer, tells me they’re still tweaking the format, and I’m sure they would appreciate (constructive) feedback from more experienced bloggers. And plenty of comments from their readers.
I enjoy reading the Weekly for its fine writers — Kyle, Courtney Haden, and others — and I really appreciate the analysis and perspective that come from having the time to dig into stories without the pressure of a daily (or hourly) deadline. That said, news these days moves at the speed of broadband, and the blog can fulfill the need to cover breaking stories more quickly.
So welcome to the blogosphere, Mixed Media. As your writers already know, there’s no shortage of blog fodder in Alabama.