Aftonbladet is Sweden’s biggest afternoon tabloid newspaper. It’s part of a media group, Schibsted, that has been leading the way globally in making the essential moves from print to the Internet. (See this Economist story for more details.)
Aftonbladet’s Web team has done some remarkable things, but one achievement is fairly far ahead of the game by any standard, at least in traditional journalism. The paper offers blogs to its readers, and has created an excellent blog portal.
Every local newspaper should do this. Almost none actually does. Why not?
(Note: Spelling of Aftonbladet is corrected now; my apologies.)
(Disclosure: I am being compensated by Aftonbladet for a talk I gave there.)