Students from UC Berkeley’s Computer Science, Law, School of Information Management and Systems, and Journalism Schools have launched bIPlog — a weblog covering modern intellectual property issues. The weblog is the product of two months’ prepration — students have been exploring IP issues to gain the footing necessary to make informed posts. Interesting notes on the site’s development in the About section (Full disclosure: I take care of class’ technical needs).
One of the most interesting aspects of the class has been watching the old guard traditional media and the new weblogging culture try to find a middle ground… to create something with editorial integrity, but which would still be extemporaneous enough to be attractive to rapid-fire blogging culture. More on that in my personal blog.