Jay Rosen announces that "Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over" -- and of course it is.
I've generally refused even to address this question in the last few years. People would ask if bloggers were journalists, and I'd roll my eyes, saying, "Some are and some aren't."
Jay says this and much more. His essay, part of a lead-up to a conference this weekend at Harvard, gets to the really interesting question: Once we get over the silly us-versus-them stuff, what can we do -- together -- to help make journalism, in whatever form, remain the essential component of a free society that it must be.
I have more to say on all of this, but I'm chock full of meetings today, so postings will be light until much later. Do read Jay's essay in the meantime.