Why journalism is still important
Watching my Twitter stream and all the noise about the rumored Google-Twitter marriage has told me all I need to know about what has played out. TechCrunch breaks another story about a Web 2.0 company in late stage acquisition talks with Google (before it was Digg), the various 'spheres explode, then quiets down when an "old-school" media property reports something different.
It brings up the old debate about how much to trust blogs as news sources. JR Raphael of PC World describes this debate very well:
While we are lamenting the sorry decline of traditional media, let's keep this in mind as a reminder as to how important professional journalists are in informing the public.