"The title, Dipnote, refers to an abbreviation of 'diplomatic note,' which is a formal communication between an ambassador and a minister of a foreign government."
"Its aim, writes department spokesman Sean McCormack, is to 'take you behind the scenes at the State Department,' connect diplomats around the world to the larger audience on the Web, and foster discussions of pressing topics."
Related SourceWatch articles
- Kristen Silverberg, "Assistant Secretary Silverberg’s Dispatch #1 from the 62nd UNGA," Dipnote Blog, September 24, 2007.
- Kevin Whitelaw, "Dipnote: a Foggy Bottom Blog," News Desk/U.S. News & World Report, September 26, 2007.
- Matthew Lee, "State Department Starts 'Dipnote' Blog," Associated Press (Newsvine.com), September 25, 2007.
- Al Kamen, "From the State Department, All the News for Inquiring Minds," In the Loop/Washington Post, October 3, 2007.