“Ridiculous comments, such as Dan Gillmor’s claim that ‘with the advent of weblogging, the readers know more than the journalists’ only stoke the fires of hyperbole and do not help us understand this new tool. | Blogging is not journalism. | Often it is as far from journalism as it is possible to get, with unsubstantiated rumour, prejudice and gossip masquerading as informed opinion.” Bill Thompson —Is Google Too Powerful?BBC (Feb 21))
Thompson is right. Blogging is not the same thing as journalism. But often, blogging is better than journalism.