Much has been written about this already, but in case you have missed it,
“The Orwell Prize, Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.”
For more on it, see here
P.S. One thing to note is the really good blog roll. There are dozens of great news sources there.