In the latest issue of California magazine, contributor Cathleen McCarthy writes about Berkeley scholars who blog. For now, the activity doesn’t do much for their standing within the academy, where publication in peer-review journals and academic presses is still the coin of the realm. But blogging has given some academics, like economist Brad DeLong, a higher profile than he might otherwise enjoy, and along with it, greater influence on the body politic. To learn more, read “The Tenure Tracts.” Also, see below for a list of links to some of the blogs mentioned in the story.
DeLong’s Egregious Moderation and the always-changing main blog, which is right now called Grasping Reality with Our Minions, Our Machines, and Our Mental Powers; The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist J. Bradford DeLong: Fair, Balanced, Reality-Based, and Mulish but which may have a different name when you visit.
John Holbo and Belle Waring are a husband-wife team who blog at Crooked Timber.
And Cosma Shalizi’s blog is called Three-Toed Sloth.