There have been quite a few occasions when I've been speaking to a journalist and I have asked them a question along these lines "...do you use RSS feeds" (to track news on your particular specialist subject and to help inspire forthcoming or current commissions)?
From the answer, there seems to be a distinct gap between those journalists embracing blogging and online media in all its forms and those who don't know what a blog or RSS feeds are.
No matter which one you are, take a look at this blog's Journalism category (below, left-hand side pane - or click here) or this helpful intro to RSS feeds and how they can work wonders for you - whether you are a freelance journalist or a staffer: https://cravingideas.blogs.com/backinskinnyjeans/2006/09/how_to_explain_.html
Why not sign up for this blog's RSS - simply click the RSS button at the top-left of this page having selected a newsreader (I'd recommend Bloglines as it's really easy to use) and follow the instructions.
Feel strongly about RSS feeds - good...bad...useless for journalists?
Let me know what you think by posting a comment.