Heath Haussamen, that enterprising independent reporter/blogger down in Las Cruces, has been online for one year:
This site made its debut on March 20, 2006, with an article about former state Rep. William â€œEdâ€ Boykinâ€™s plan to drop out of the race before the November election.
[…] At the time, I was still a reporter at the Las Cruces Sun-News, but the site grew so rapidly that within seven weeks I quit my day job and became a full-time online journalist.
On any given day, 10 percent of my traffic comes from Heath’s place, which is fine by me. He’s been an incredible asset to the state’s media. Heath’s site offers the mixture of breaking news coverage and in-depth analysis that is the future of online journalism.