actually i know nothing about journalism (except that wikipedia page i just linked to). but as i was washing my hands in the bathroom thinking over the second half of the blogging conference, i wish there had been a session dealing explicitly with “what journalism is.”
journalists know, or think they know, but most bloggers (with the exception of anton and ed and dan) really don’t. and i think we could actually benefit from knowing more about what journalists do. i’m envisioning the need for a book entitled “journalism for bloggers.” i think this would help. at least i would find it interesting because i believe it’s along the lines of what i would like to do more of.
and so i presume (and maybe others have already pontificated on this topic) that what we currently think of as journalism and what we currently think of as blogging are merging. the economic equation suggests that this will have greater reprecussions on journalism than it will on blogging. there will always be a continuum, salwarts on either end holding out against the change, but i see a tall bell curve in the commingled future of journalism and blogging.