News: Could Blogs Be The News?

 It’s a familiar theme, but Steve Outing is always interesting to read on anything, so when he takes a look at how blogs could change news reporting, I’m all ears. His latest column suggests that, “It’s time for increasing the speed of news sites — to that of television news — and Weblogs are the way to do it. And it’s time to stop thinking of blogs mostly in the realm of feature and opinion content, and move the concept into breaking news.” Interesting angle. I certainly think news organisations must take blogs more seriously, and realise that it’s no longer enough to file stories through traditional channels, in traditional ways.