Bloggers and Tsunami Relief

This article, Bloggers step in to help tsunami victims, in Sify written by Catherine Hours of AFP talks about the Bloggers are getting into the relief efforts of the recent Tsunami attack.

Not only people from Chennai are helping in Tsunami relief but there are many others around India who are contributing the efforts.

Blogs however should not replace professional journalists, said Robert Thompson, who heads the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University in New York state.

“But they are useful because they can do a lot of important work, they are very good at getting lots of information rapidly,” he said.

The big news media organisations keep offices in large cities “but they can’t be everywhere. The world of blogs means you get correspondents everywhere,” he said.