When Bloggers Make (Or Break) News

When the mainstream press starts reporting on the “rules” (or lack thereof) by which bloggers should operate, and when entire conferences are commissioned to discussed the mater (the Blogging, Journalism, Credibility Conference) it’s clear that blogs have arrived. The real question is where exactly they’ve arrived at; are we journalistic minor leaguers or a new form of citizen journalist? Another striking thing about the conference is the noticible lack of actual pure bloggers who are participants.

Two highly recommended pieces that dynamic between the press and bloggers are Hugh Hewitt’s new book Blog, and Jay Rosen’s conference essay at Press Think – Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over.

More on the conference from Robert Cox at The National Debate.

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