Blogs and Journalism The world has seen emergence of a new style of journalism, based on a 'raw feed' directly from source. And common notion that surrounds emergence of serving 'raw feed' is that journalists testing new waters are bound to wreak havoc on institutionalized media. Also a popular notion is that Weblogs changes nature of 'news' is in migration of information from personal to public.
Unquestionable, a blog is a medium that gives maximum exposure to one's creativity. Just by hitting 'post' button and any personal writing becomes published writing.
Weblogging is driving a powerful new form of amateur journalism. Today, millions of Net users - young people especially - have taken up role of columnist, reporter, analyst and publisher while fashioning their own personal broadcasting networks.
For inexperienced, a blog consists of a running commentary with pointers to other sites. Some, like Librarian.net, Jim Romenesko's Media News or Steve Outing's E-Media Tidbits, cover entire industries by providing quick bursts of news with links to full stories.
Journalism and blogging together is becoming popular day by day, more than any other form of blogging. Following reasons are considered to extensively contribute to its increasing popularity:
Part of a blog's allure is its unmediated quality. For a journalist, there's no luxury like luxury of publishing unedited essay. The freedom in being able to present yourself precisely as you want to is of enormous joy. It does not matter how sloppily, irrationally or erratically content is written. The idea is to publish what you think in way you think.
To a few writers, even writing for a weekly magazine may seem like taking ages to print. With a Weblog, you hit send key and it is out.