Known Name, New Blog
Providence Phoenix reporter Ian Donnis has ventured forth with a new Phoenix blog, Not for Nothing. He’s been a great resource as a journalist, and I’m sure he’ll continue to be so as a blogger, as well.
I can’t help but note, however, this line from Ian’s blog announcement:
Political activist Matt Jerzyk, a friend and occasional Phoenix contributor, has probably done more than anyone else to build the Rhode Island blogosphere.
I guess this characterization is true, inasmuch as Jerzyk is an insider bringing blogging to insiders, but then again, I’ve always thought that blogging is uniquely valuable mainly as a venue for the voices of outsiders. Be that as it may, I’ve a sense that Ian will tend toward integrity with respect to the distinction between bringing the outside in and pushing the inside out.