Former Kansas City Kansan reporter Sam Hartle has started a blog: Strange Conversation. Looks like he'll focus on the future of media; the first post is about newspapers using social media to drive traffic to their Web sites but erecting pay walls in which readers would have to pay to view the content.
Hartle did a really good job covering the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities for the Kansan. But this just reminded me that there's no one regularly reporting on the BPU (Mark Wiebe left the Star earlier this year).
Best of luck to you, Sam.
Via Nick Sloan.