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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Say hello to In Brief, NPI's new microblog

This afternoon we at the Northwest Progressive Institute are pleased to announce the launch of a new project: In Brief, our microblog.

Longtime readers will recall that In Brief used to be a feature on the NPI Advocate. It was our version of the news summary post found on many other blogs (Daily Kos has the Midday Open Thread, SLOG has the Morning News, etc.)

Putting together In Brief became a challenge, because one person had to take responsibility for compiling the links and writing the summaries in each post. Since we'd much rather publish commentary, analysis, and original reporting here on The Advocate, we stopped publishing In Brief.

But today, In Brief is back. Think of it as the NPI Advocate's younger sibling.

On In Brief you'll find links to articles and blog posts that we're reading, plus noteworthy quotations and other observations. We'll also use In Brief to quickly share breaking news, or post real time updates if we're covering an event.

The latest asides from In Brief will be prominently displayed to the right on the NPI Advocate's sidebar, so it'll be easy to follow. In Brief also has its own RSS feed, which we've added to the Infocenter.

If you want to see older asides, you can visit In Brief's homepage, where you'll find the latest fifteen entries and a link to the archive.

Putting the pieces of this new project together has been fun. We hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it.

To get started, just glance to your right.


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