...I wouldn't believe it:
Yes, a member of the MSM is finally starting to wake up and get. Well, starting, at least. Here is a good admission:
...if you only read the news pages of The Oregonian, you wouldn't know that the top CNN news executive had stepped down because of controversy about his remarks on whether U.S. soldiers targeted journalists.
I never would have imagined reading this in a newspaper. Or this:
Readers routinely call or write to cite stories they've seen blazing the Web but that are missing or downplayed on the newspaper's news pages ... whether those stories gain traction in the news pages of The Oregonian often depends on whether wire services, including those of the major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post or Los Angeles Times, report on them.
Imagine that. The NYT controlling what we read in our local papers! Who'd a thunk it?
Not all of the editorial is as enlightening as the quotes I ripped out. Based on his conclusions, I think he is still only halfway there to understanding what blogs really mean and what impact they have. But it's progress.
(hat tip: Orbusmax)