I want to introduce you to a very exciting project I am working on as the Director of Global Blog Development for a cool new organization called GlobalPost.com.
It will be the first online-only world news service, and will launch in January with 70 correspondents in 53 countries “to satisfy a growing need for independent, reliable, insightful and up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis of news in every region of the world.”
A pioneer in the development of 24-hour local cable news, former New England Cable News President and founder Phil Balboni came up with the idea with another New England legend, Charlie Sennott, the former veteran Boston Globe foreign correspondent. They have an awesome video about their mission on their home page. Go take a look: <a href=http://www.globalnewsenterprises.com/>
I approached them over the summer about adding hundreds of local bloggers from around the world to GlobalPost’s corps of correspondents. While the correspondents are great, they can only be in one place at one time. Bloggers are everywhere. And they are very, very local.
Phil and Charlie liked the idea, and since September, I have been working with 12 incredibly talented interns from Emerson College, BU, Suffolk University and elsewhere to find 350 of “The World’s Best Bloggers” (writing in English) in those 53 countries.
Click on the link below to see a PDF of a slide show about how we’re doing the search. The best part of the show is the second half where you’ll get to “meet” 31 of the best of the best bloggers
Here are some samples of the blogger profile slides, and they are only the beginning!