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P.S. — Blue Plate Special Spotlights HBO Hound

“Getting into blogging wasn’t any easier for his coworker at the newspaper, Dave Oliveria. The associate editor and columnist describes the start of his opinionated blog Huckleberries as ‘a monstrous change.’ Oliveria is a newsroom veteran who says he has been involved in virtually every form of newspaper production ‘from the old linotype machines and hot metal presses to offset printing.’ Blogging has won him over. ‘I still enjoy traditional newspaper [journalism],’ Oliveria says. ‘But it’s so slow by comparison. We can have a broad discussion about a controversial subject online within an afternoon or an evening that would take weeks in the newspaper—and have a better interactive discussion.’

For the rest of the Blue Plate Special article about “Reporters As Bloggers” and the subsection about Yours Truly, “Leap of Faith,” click here.

Question: Do you read any of the other SReporter blogs? Do you have a favorite one?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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