September 25, 2007

Building on the success of its popular World Blog, msnbc.com has launched Field Notes, a new blog offering consumers a dynamic look at domestic newsand trends across the nation. NBC News correspondents and producers, on assignment and in bureaus across the country, will provide fresh insight and analysis on news eventsbeyond the day’s headlines.  

Field Notes’ contributors will analyze different perspectives, expand upon local angles and offer new elements of domestic stories, both big and small, providing consumers with unique snapshots and anecdotes that don’t always make theheadlines.  The original reporting, in conjunction with web-extra video and photos, brings storiesto life and provides readers with compelling content as they explorethe fuller spectrum of news, insights and analysis offered onmsnbc.com.

Readers are encouraged to become a part of the story by sharing their thoughts through message boards. They can easily access Field Notes through msnbc.com’s U.S. News section, as well as its Blogs section, where they’ll find postings by NBC News correspondents and producers, for example:

- George Lewis’ musings on coverage of the 'Cirque du O.J.'all over again.

- John Rutherford’s emotional piece about a 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.

- Jack Chesnutt’s insightful story on a unique “band of brothers” searching for a missing pilot.

- Al Henkel’s musings about traveling through West Texas.

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