I’ve been futzing with that question for months, and I think I finally got it down in one place.
Is weblogging journalism? The question confuses the technology with the act it supports — not something that technologists have ever done before, oh no no no. Just as the equipment doesn’t make me a musician or a programmer, blogging doesn’t mean you’re a journalist. But what makes today’s blogging tools exciting is that they’re building an infrastructure that allows the rapid and broad dissemination of information. It’s an infrastructure that’s a natural for building a journalistic enterprise around.