March 19, 2003

From the "Uh... No" Dept.

Subj: Is 2003 "The Year of the Blogger"? Date: 3/19/2003 12:00:42 PM From: *****.****@Heritage.org To: [Me] Jim, You've been discovered! Tim Rutten's Media column in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times is the latest example of the traditional media's newfound appreciation of the growing influence of bloggers on America's public policy debates. Our job at The Heritage Foundation is to provide useful resources - objective data and conservative analysis and commentary - to journalists, analysts and commentators of all stripes. But we aren't quite sure how to do this with the blogger community. So this email is an invitation for you to participate in an experiment. For the next month, we will periodically email to you short notices about significant Heritage studies, publications and events. At the end of the month, let us know if these notices were helpful. If not, tell us at any time, and you won't get any more. If you find you only want those notices regarding specific issue areas - foreign policy, welfare reform, etc. - we'll limit our future emails to you thusly. If you want to continue receiving all of the notices, let us know that, too. Regardless of your perspective on the issues of the day, we are confident you will find Heritage materials useful in your effort to provide the kind of incisive, immediate and thoughtful commentary and analysis made possible by blogging. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Sincerely, Laura Bodwell Marketing Manager The Heritage Foundation Mark Tapscott Director, Media Services The Heritage Foundation Subj: Re: Is 2003 "The Year of the Blogger"? Date: 3/19/2003 12:05:25 PM From: [Me] To: *****.****@Heritage.org No thank you.
Posted by Jim Treacher at March 19, 2003 12:15 PM
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