Seattle PI has a fair story on blogs on bloggers:
Most bloggers, unlike traditional media outlets, don’t have the resources to research and publish in-depth investigative stories. And many bloggers rely on newspapers and magazines for their information.
At the same time, journalists are increasingly relying on bloggers to find experts and pundits and as new sources of information.
“People are creating this distinction between blogs and traditional media, but I think that distinction is becoming fuzzier and fuzzier,” said Brian Montopoli, who operates the blog campaigndesk.org for the Columbia Journalism Review.
Bloggers who mix news, analysis and opinion have forced reporters to move beyond simple “he said, she said” journalism, Montopoli said.
Read the rest here.