Thursday, February 10, 2011

VOA launches "blog network"

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched a new “blog network”. All of VOA’s English language blogs are now conveniently listed on one webpage, including Digital Frontiers, a dynamic online discussion of privacy, identity and freedom in the digital age.

In addition to a single page that brings together links to all of VOA’s blog sites, visitors can see what others are saying about key issues, and what topics are generating the most interest. They can also interact with VOA journalists, see what story “tags” are being used the most, and find quick links to important resources.

VOA Director Danforth W. Austin says, “The new blog network has already generated significant audience gains because it’s easy to find original VOA content written for the web. Each blog is like a story beat, and all forms of media are pulled into one central place.” Mr Austin says, “It also offers our audience an easy way to have a dialogue with our reporters on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.”

You can visit the new site at, or click the “all blog posts” button on the main page at
(Source: VOA/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)