us_treasury_department_sealEarlier this month, the U.S. Treasury Department acknowledged that blogs provide authoritative content when they invited approximately 20 financial bloggers to a two-hour round table discussion.  Eight of the invited financial bloggers attended the round table on November 2, 2009 with the Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, and other senior Treasury Department officials.

Among the financial bloggers in attendance were several whose authoritative content is distributed through Newstex, including:

You can read their blog post recaps of the round table discussion with the Treasury Department officials in the following posts:

According to an article in The New York Times, the financial blogger audience surprised the Treasury officials who found them to be better informed than the groups the Treasury officials are used to talking to.

That’s just one more verification of what we already knew — bloggers can produce highly Authoritative Content!

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