The best way to understand blogging

…is to blog, says Howard Owens.

The oft-repeated adage that “blogs wouldn’t have anything to write about if mainstream media didn’t do all the reporting” is quickly getting outdated.

Don’t believe me? Then keep up with NewAssignment.net, where David Cohn and others are looking into what’s bubbling up to the country’s surface from deep in the blogosphere and various busy corners of the Web.

If you’re a reporter, and someone says “blogs,” you need to stop thinking “political junkies pontificating on what the New York Times says” and start thinking “places where people with like-minded interests come together to discuss what’s important to them LONG before the mainstream media decides that it’s news.”

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