I think we should ask ourselves another question - How relevant the term “journalism” is to blogging?
Blogging is, above all, about communication. It is a form of social media, where the word “social” is critical. Blogging is a two-way process, where a sender makes a post to not merely inform a receiver, but to provoke thoughts and replies. And then the receiver does the same in return. Journalism, on the other hand, is about gathering, checking, analyzing, and delivering information. And that’s about as far as it goes.
The popularity of blogging as the means of delivering the news is growing, though. So may be the term “journalism” is outdated. May be we should redefine it or come up with another word that would better describe the way the news are delivered and received today.
It seems to me that today, no matter which news channel, radio station, or publication you turn to, you will get not the news, but points of view and perspectives. Blogs allow us to share our realities and perceptions without being paranoid about it. And, as a result, search, all together, for some common ground.