I’m a keen follower of the blogs posted by Betsan Powys, the BBC’s political editor in Wales. I learn more about what’s really happening from her blogging than from her more formal reporting on radio or TV. She recently ‘live-blogged’ for the first time but, as far as I know, she’s yet to tweet! You can judge her work for yourself by going to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/betsanpowys/
The importance that the BBC now pays to blogging has been highlighted by Kevin Marsh, head of the BBC College of Journalism. He points out that correspondents are now happy to break big stories on their blogs rather than in bulletins. You can read what he has to say here: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=44903&c=1
We encourage our journalism students to start blogging – you can see why!