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With the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal still failing to grasp the significance of blogging, it’s great to see an in-depth article, “Meet Joe Blog,” in this week’s TIME that really gets the essence of this new medium.
Over the past five years, TIME notes, blogs have become “a genuine alternative to mainstream news outlets, a shadow media empire that is rivaling networks and newspapers in power and influence.” Also among writer Lev Grossman’s observations:
“…Washington insiders and media honchos read blogs.
Blogs are fresh and often seem to be miles ahead of the mainstream news.
Blogs showcase some of the smartest, sharpest writing being published. Bloggers are unconstrained by such journalistic conventions as good taste, accountability and objectivity