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From AJR,   August/September 2008  issue

Blog Binge   

More than 70 percent of the political journalists surveyed by communications firm Brodeur in May said they spent at least an hour per day reading blogs and other online media. AJR asked seven political writers and reporters to name their must-reads.

Tom Edsall, The Huffington Post:

The Huffington Post

Real Clear Politics

Real Clear Markets

The Page by Mark Halperin, Time

Marc Ambinder, TheAtlantic.com

Open Left

Arts & Letters Daily, The Chronicle of Higher Education

* * *

Jill Zuckman, Chicago Tribune:

The Swamp, Tribune Washington Bureau

The Page by Mark Halperin, Time

Marc Ambinder, TheAtlantic.com

Jonathan Martin, Politico

The Fix by Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

* * *

Chuck Raasch, USA Today:

USA Today On Politics

The Note, ABC News

Talking Points Memo

The Huffington Post

Townhall.com

Dick Polman's American Debate, philly.com

* * *

Ron Elving, NPR:

CQ Politics

Real Clear Politics

Politico

Political blogs on the Washington Post and New York Times sites

* * *

Jake Tapper, ABC:

Marc Ambinder, TheAtlantic.com

The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan, TheAtlantic.com

The Corner, National Review Online

Daily Kos

Instapundit.com

The Huffington Post

NewsBusters

Talking Points Memo

The Page by Mark Halperin, Time

Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin, Politico

Little Green Footballs

* * *

Julie Mason, Houston Chronicle:

Real Clear Politics

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Washington Wire, The Wall Street Journal

The Trail, Washington Post

Jezebel

* * *

Perry Bacon, Jr., Washington Post:

Marc Ambinder, TheAtlantic.com

First Read, MSNBC

The Page by Mark Halperin, Time

Swampland, Time

Real Clear Politics

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As part of a Brodeur study of reporters and social media, 69 political reporters listed their favorite blogs. Their top five:

The Huffington Post

Real Clear Politics

Talking Points Memo

Daily Kos

Townhall.com

- compiled by Melanie Lidman