- Making News: Western Response to Tsunami Crisis
The death toll from the tsunami that struck twelve nations this week has risen sharply, to nearly 120,000. As local volunteers and international aid organizations race to bring relief to survivors, western governments have responded with pledges of aid for the region. But they-ve also had to cope with the deaths of their own citizens who were on vacation when the tsunami struck. The Chicago Tribune's Cam Simpson has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Year of the Blog
As posting rants, raves and insights on one's own website became something of an international past time, 2004 saw an explosion of interest in web logs. These 'bloggers' even influenced the US presidential race. But is blogging destined to become a victim of its own renegade success? We hear more about how private cyber pundits made their voices heard in very public debates from Dan Gillmor, technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury-News.
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