Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Kids on the Block

When Minnesota Monitor launched it was one of the first online political news magazine with a blogger feel to it. It has become one of the premier sites in Minnesota, and one that set the standard for things to come.

With the multitude of buyouts by the new management at the Strib, two new sites have launched recently with a similar MinnMon feel to them. Out of the box they have successfully stirred the local blogosphere and are worth becoming daily visits.

MinnPost brings us familiar Strib faces like Joe Kimball and Doug Growe, along with TV personalities like Roxanne Battle. Growe recently discussed the DFL's current fiscal struggles heading into next year's election cycle. Quality content like that is certainly a sign of good things to come.

The Daily Mole most recently made a hit with a op-ed which pressured a local MNGOP operative to distance himself from another local Right Wing blog.

The new wave in new media is here to stay. There will be winners and loser like in any free market system. But while they are out there, you can be sure those that pay attention will be privy to information that the old dead tree media (or fish wrap factories; Copyright Dan Cole) don't seem to have time for.


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