This time last year I was pretty new to the world of online media. Knowing that I needed to really ramp up my knowledge to succeed in my new job as digital editor at the Des Moines Register, I started to read as many blogs as I could find on the topic.

A year later, here are my 10 favorites (and three of my favorite posts from each).

10,000 words

Easily my favorite blog to follow, it seems like every post has information I can use in my daily work.


It’s a blog about bloggign written by Mike Sansone from Des Moines (which is a bonus). I regularly find links to new tools to try out from following this blog.


Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the volume of posts, but this is the place to go to be the first to know about a new online tool or service.

Rob Curly

He doesn’t post often, but each post seems to give me a months worth of ideas to try.

Six revisions

Very inspiring lists of tools and resources. I find more tools here that relate to my personal sites than my actual job, but sometimes that’s what I really need.

Old media, new tricks

A fairly new blog, but already becoming a must-read for every journalist (in my opinion).


Kind of like the Drudge Report of online media. This site leads me all over the web – and keeps me coming back.

E-media tidbits

Poynter’s blog about new media really makes me think about how we can use new tools.


I didn’t even realize how much I liked this site until I noticed how often I star its items in Google Reader.

Graphic designr

This is the site that inspired me to make Twitter a regular part of the Des Moines Register’s digital distribution plans.

Any suggestions for new media blogs I should be following in 2009?