Jeff Jarvis ponders what the blogosphere could mean to professors

Journalist, professional blogger, blogging evangelist, and soon-to-be CUNY professor Jeff Jarvis has a thought-provoking article about professors and the blogosphere. He ponders how blogging may fit into the tenure decision, and the benefits of blogging over traditional publishing.

“No — surprise — I am not suggesting that blogging should replace traditional scholarship and publishing; there is, of course, a need for research, consideration, review, and publishing (digitally, too!). But I’ll argue here — as I do in the discussion about books and in the discussion about journalists blogging — that we are better off with both. Now that the internet gives us this new opportunity to talk with and listen to the public from our perches, why wouldn’t we grab it?”

Read the entire article here: Blog or perish

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