51% of journalists read blogs regularly. 28% depend on them for material on a daily basis! Blogging may still not be considered journalism (though I’d argue that’s a financial constraint more than one dictated by the form), but it’s clearly got a (up till now) hidden (and potentially powerful) role in how the news cycle is generated.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty