BuzzMachine… by Jeff Jarvis is a wonderfully succinct post on the nature of journalism. He breaks it down to
and points out that until recently this couldn’t really be done by a common individual, but that has changed, mostly aided by technology. I agree wiht all points but one: editing. I think a third party is still needed no matter what to really offer excellent news, to correct you, to make sure you are coherent, to help you spell. Editors are invisible miracles that make a good idea accessible to anyone, and we undervalue them. But I’d say that’s what seperates blogging from journalism.