Monday, October 11, 2004

A general observation

Even though I have read a "crapload" of information on the subject of blogging versus journalism" I'm still not sold on the fact that blogging, by itself, is a good thing. It is in working in conjunction with journalism. But not by itself.. I think that there are a handful of weblogs out there that have sufficient readership to be considered truly important. A much larger, but still relatively small, fraction of the blogosphere consists of solid writing and analysis that's better than all but the best political writing in the "real" media. But a much larger percentage of what's written on blogs is sheer and utter crap. Even for a small time paper, someone has to hire you. Anyone can sign on to Blogger to get a free account and start writing ungrammatical, uninformed nonsense.

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