Posted by: Karina of the Fallen Stars | August 6, 2009

The Impact of Blogging

In The Power & Politics of Blogs, we learned that relatively few Americans have blogged let alone heard of blogs. But where does this profound political emphasis on blogs come from? From the media itself, 83% of journalists have used blogs as opposed to 7% of all Americans. If simply posting on a blog is an expression of democracy, the act of journalists reading, analyzing, and using them is an amplified version. This symbiotic fusion allows journalistsĀ to fact check and organize a story, as bloggers get their voices heard in a more expansive medium reaching more audiences. I believe that this is beneficial to society and democracy, as new media is being utilized to help the old.

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