New article on weblogs as journalism. Here’s the quote: “Bloggers are independent columnists in that sense. They usually do less reporting and more opinion writing in their blogs, functioning as guides who point readers to interesting articles and sites on the Web. Bloggers also are masters of their domains; they might be useful in adding to or critiquing articles written about their area of specialty.” Which again, goes back to the idea of filtering content. I feel like that’s what I can do here for those who are interested in this topic, and in that sense, I am columnist, reporter, editor, etc. Web sources are not the best, but when dealing with esoteric material for small audiences, I think they tend to be more reputable.
And, Dave Winer on the Role of Professional Journalists and How to Start a Weblog for Professional Journalists.