Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Rural Blog makes the list of top blogs for students of journalism

The Rural Blog is published mainly for rural journalists, but we have long known that it is also read by many people interested in rural policy. And now we know that others see a value in it for students of journalism. We're No. 27 among "The 40 Best Blogs for Journalism Students," selected by Online Education Database.

OEDb says the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, through The Rural Blog, "turns a keen eye toward the news and views impacting such towns and villages." And, we would add, the places between towns and villages, with an occasional look at rural news media, which can provide good examples for student journalists.

The Institute does have a journalism-student blog, the Midway Messenger, but it's primarily by students, not for them. We do it for the community of Midway, Ky., halfway between our base at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort. There's also a website,

1 comment:

Peter Smith said...

Well-deserved. And I'd add, not just for students of journalism but those of us in the field. When I was in Maine earlier this month, I saw two headlines in a local paper that could have come from any rural state: prescription-drug abuse and the local impact of climate change. Rural Blog helps connect the dots of rural news on a regular basis.