Mark Gimein has an interesting post on Time‘s blog site outlining his views on blogging from the perspective of a journalist. He basically argues that many reporters love blogging because it lets them write “opinion-heavy quick hits” that offer “instant gratification.” But does this produce quality journalism?
Gimein says no – because there are no “cash rewards” for doing actual investigative reporting. Moreover, blog content often tends to be repetitive, shallow, and often inappropriately sourced. (He even compares the economics of blogging to pornography, heh heh).
Anyway, you can read the whole thing here. Feel free to discuss in the comments forum.