As the very nature of legal information changes it seems obvious that outliers or fringe reporters will proliferate - particularly in the area of current awareness. From Joe Hodnicki's Law Librarian Blog follow the links to two good examples of what is possible: the San Diego Criminal Attorney's Blog and the Florida Mortgage Modification Lawyer Blog. Both are excellent non-traditional current awareness tools.
Readers of this blog may remember the post about the Native American Legal Update Blog made back on January 17th. Niche blogging appears to be the future of current awareness.
This is how ATL and SCOTUSBlog got started. From small beginnings come great things.