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Calculated Risk

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Long-time readers of this message board haveread the round-and-round about BLOGS!

    In 2003 SportsJournalists.com-land, BLOGS! were ridiculed, lambasted and crucified. Over the past five years, BLOGS! have in many ways transformed into valuable sources of news, information and insight.

    The best BLOG! I've read is called Calculated Risk - a blog about the nation's business, economics and finance.

    Many items are links to news articles, with opinion thrown in. Many are original articles, prepared with mind-numbing detail, with analysis on current economic topics. Its the best business news site I have ever read. The fact that they detailed the 2008 economic collapse years ago only adds to my respect.

    Peter Viles, who writes for the LA Times (and is soon quitting) gave a great description of the site today:


    Two cents, way off topic: The news that IndyMac's ambitious loan modification program is off to a slow start was reported last week by Tanta at Calculated Risk, in one of her typically insightful, well-written posts. I mention that not as a hat tip to Tanta (or to myself for linking to Tanta's post), but to make a larger point: There is much discussion these days about shrinking newspapers and the decline of journalism. No doubt, newspapers are in trouble. But journalism is not. It is being practiced today by more smart, passionate people than ever before -- people like Tanta. True, she is not a traditional journalist -- she doesn't work for a newspaper or a wire service, and her identity is a mystery. But she knows her stuff (her online bio says she's a former bank officer and mortgage lending specialist) and she's an enterprising, engaging and informative writer. She's a journalist, in the best sense of the word. And she's part of a growing army of smart, passionate, serious-minded bloggers, an army that didn't exist when I started in this business 21 years ago. It's a good thing.

    -- Peter Viles

    If this is the future of journalism, then I have no problems.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    That this had nothing to do with a teacher and her student is the upset of the year.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is only of interest to me, but the co-blogger of Calculated Risk passed away.


    She was really, really, really smart. Very sad.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  5. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    I read Calculated Risk, too. Not every day. But when I'm trying to figure out how to explain some wicked complicated financial stuff. They do it really well. It's a great blog. Very sorry to hear about Tanta.
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