It is interesting to see this new Inside Higher Ed site spring up just as the Chronicle seems to be offering less and less free content. I think even the two free articles they used to post every week are gone now. Inside Higher Ed seems to be more blog friendly, linking to blogs, and even posting tales of academic bloggers getting together at MLA. You can also read wonderful investigative journalism like this MLA party report. Evidently Yale has the best party, and various scholarly societies drink a lot of Heineken.