Offering “the latest news from the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the state Capitol” House Speaker Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, unveiled his new blog last week, saying he hoped it would provide Oklahomans with candid commentary on state government and regular updates on reforms brought by conservative state lawmakers.
“My goal with this project is to give Oklahomans a fresh viewpoint on what’s going on at their state Capitol,” said Cargill. “A good blog can provide people with alternative viewpoints on topics they’re interested in, and that’s what I hope to do here.”
A blog, also known as a “web log,” is essentially a personal online journal that an individual can use to share commentary on unlimited topics without restriction or editing. As online journalism continues to grow, blogs are sometimes used as sources for traditional news when their author has direct observations of breaking events or specific credible insight on significant issues.