Political Blogs: Teaching Us Lessons About Community

Kennedy, Dan
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p36
The article examines blogs devoted to political issues and their relationship with the traditional mass media of journalism. Blogs have become influential means of political communication and a source of information to like-minded Internet users. This recreates the sense of community which was once fostered between newspapers and their readers. It is noted that no matter how objective its reporting might be, a news organization is part of a community created by its readers, which, ideology aside, largely share certain demographic and economic characteristics.


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