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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