The Chronicle: Scholars Who Blog
Scholars Who Blog
The soapbox of the digital age draws a crowd of academics
By DAVID GLENN
Is this a revolution in academic discourse, or is it CB radio?
In one form or another, that question inevitably arises in conversations with scholars who have taken up the habit of writing Web logs, or "blogs." Some have started blogging in order to muse aloud about their research. Others want to polish their chops at opinion-writing for nonacademic audiences. Still others have more urgent and personal reasons. ("The black dogs of depression are snarling at my feet," reads the first entry of one scholar's blog.) Click here to read more...