Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Gore and the Internet
After all the discussion (and derision) during Al Gore's campaign for president about how much he had to do with 'inventing' the Internet, interesting to see that he was awarded a 'Webby' Lifetime Achievement Award for helping to get the legislation needed to make the 'Net work. According to journalism prof and blogger Bob Stepno, Gore was allowed just five words for his acceptance speech: "Please don't recount this vote". Other Webby winners: Craig Newmark of Craigslist, The Kleptones, and Flickr, among others.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to