Blogs and Bloggers

A blog (short for weblog) is a type of webpage format that generally utilizes a reverse-chronological order. However, there are strong definitional issues when attempting to elucidate blogs within a journalism context. Unlike traditional media, blogs refer to both the technological means of delivery and the content of that delivery. The means of delivery offers access to a greater proportion of the public than traditional media distribution methods and features, which in turn modifies the types of content created.

Despite not having a concrete definition that clearly separates blogs and bloggers from their traditional media counterparts, blogs and bloggers play a unique role within the modern journalism ecosystem. Blogs and bloggers are shifting the boundaries of what is considered acceptable from journalists, while also acting as ...

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