Wednesday, 25 June 2008

The Guardian does blogging

Lively debate in today's Guardian Online. Roy Greenslade, who once was the most traditional of journalists and editors, argues for the value of blogging and discusses the threat to journalism of bloggers. It's a neat piece, nothing new, but will undoubetedly carry weight with other traditional journalists in a way that an article by a blogger would not do. The piece gains 28 comments....and counting.
One very strange thing about it, however, is that the comment facility by the Guardian does not link back to contributors' own blogs. Nor do articles have tags linked to any other blog list. Without either, Greenslade's "blog" is not much more than a colum with some comments at the end of it - not much more than the traditional approach to journalism ironically.