Monday, January 04, 2010

Blog Stories Of 2009: #10 - Invasion of The Professionals


2008 saw the firing of Ken Edelstein as Editor of Creative Loafing. In 2009, the irascible scribe (aided by the seemingly tireless Jeanne Bonner) led a wave of professional journalists into the Georgia Blogosphere.

Along with Ken's Atlanta Unsheltered, former AJCer Jim Wallis began his lonely toil of wading though public records at Atlanta Unfiltered, the demise of GONSO led Lyle V. Harris to Maria Saporta's site and the newly emerged Like The Dew seems intent on scooping up every available writer in the southeast.

They struggled mightily at times - leading to the usual eyerolls from non-professional veterans - and viability is still an unanswered question, but given Jim has already broken several major stories and the others continue to publish mounds of content, hopes are certainly high.

1 comment:

The Dew's said...

The Dew's always proud to get a mention on the Drift. Thanks. We still ought to have that beer (I'm always available) - Lee