The Emerging Blogfluence

  • NYTimes: Bloggers as News Media Trophy Hunters With the resignation Friday of a top news executive from CNN, bloggers have laid claim to a prominent media career for the second time in five months.  …  For some bloggers – people who publish the sites known as Web logs – it was a declaration that this was just the beginning. Edward Morrissey, a call center manager who lives near Minneapolis and has written extensively about the Jordan controversy, wrote on his blog, Captain’s Quarters ( “The moral of the story: the media can’t just cover up the truth and expect to get away with it – and journalists can’t just toss around allegations without substantiation and expect people to believe them anymore.”

I’m not sure trophy hunters is appropriate, but bloggers certainly will expose ‘facts’ they believe are untrue or to spout truths the media is covering up.  I think some bloggers can get carried away with their rants, but taken as a whole, blogs allow the larger community to converse about news items.  And this, I believe, leads to an overall better view of what really happened.