Yesterday, I was notified by Andrew Puschel of The Issue that my post Why I’m not voting for Kucinich was being featured in their US section. I was intrigued, as I had never heard of The Issue before and I don’t typically get much traffic.
Well, it turns out that The Issue is a relatively new website, having started in the spring this year. What the editors of The Issue do is scan through the blogosphere looking for posts that they feel are well written or in their words:
The Issue is a non-partisan blog newspaper that provides a window to an emerging world of diverse and informed opinions. We cull the blogosphere for its wise insights, probing analyses, and diverse perspectives, drawing together a borderless newspaper. By combining the democratization and diversity of new media with the format and editorial standards of traditional news, we hope to offer a hybrid news source that provides the best of both worlds.
A quick scan of some of the articles does show that they do pick pretty good quality articles and I like how they come up with an Issue of the Day to delve into different viewpoints on important topics. It’s great to see sites that are willing to put in the effort to aggregate a well-balanced collection of quality blog articles on current issues.