Can blogging ever rise to the level of journalism? There is some scattered evidence that it can—the un-horsing of Dan Rather is an example—but can a person function as a "citizen journalist," as some call themselves, and still hold a day job?
In The New Yorker
for August 7 and 14, Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia, takes a look
at the question of whether the blog has only added another medium to the media or has actually minted a new kind of "journalist."
Read it. It's interesting.