Many newspapers have health blogs -- will physician blogs compete with them for readership in the future?


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USA Today is the latest major newspaper to launch a health-related blog in addition to the NYTimes, WSJ, etc.

Will physician blogs compete with them for readership in the future?

Non-journalist physician blogs will probably do just fine. Blogs written by doctors may not be comprehensive and covering every news story out there but they are authentic and provide a truly professional view (the good ones, at least). Just see Dr. Wes, for example.

Physician blogs have they own niche in keeping up-to-date with the new developments in medicine and I listed them among the 5 tips to stay current in Web 2.0-style.

Newspaper health blogs are useful too. This is why I have 600 subscriptions in my RSS reader.


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References:
5 Tips to Stay Up-to-Date with Medical Literature
Too many feeds to read? Time to trim down RSS subscriptions
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