Linking to the Obvious
THE SOURCE: “Online Information Sources of Political Blogs” by Mark Leccese, in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Autumn 2009.
Are blogs the future of journalism? Today, a number of the most popular political blogs have far more readers than prestig ious print publications such as The Nation or The New Republic. But though many bloggers fancy themselves cutting-edge journalists, they aren’t doing the heavy lifting required by actual reporting, writes Emerson College journalism professor Mark Leccese.
Leccese looked at six top political blogs—three conservative (Michelle Malkin,...