John Rappoport is a fascinating human being. Sharp critical thinker, informed, visionary, curious, precise, smart. He has all the traits that a successful news blogger should have today. on the other hand he himself doesn’t classify himself as a “blogger” though he writes daily with great wit and passion at

His take on what blogs are, shot in Rome on May 21st 2005, goes a long way in showing his character and insight into the revolutionary world of grassroots media. For more on Jon please see: * The Future of News is for reality Producers * How to Think Outside the Frame