First Diamond Leung, now Tony Jackson? Scuttlebutt at Dodger Thoughts has it that Jackson has been let go by the Daily News. Jackson's blog was one of the finest—and frankly, last—places for up-to-the-minute Dodger information. He and Leung were beat writers who really took the time to address the internet crowd—no small matter when you're on deadline every night. Sorry to hear it if it's true, Tony. All the best.
As far as remaining beat writer blogs, we seem to be down to Ken Gurnick and the Press-Enterprise (Diamond's old stomping grounds), but both sites are updated only erratically. It makes you wonder: While the LA Times has wised up about Dodger blogs, other newspapers seem to be diminishing their Dodger blog presence. Is the gap between "official" reporting and blogging widening?