Some helpful papers on weblog studies: by Sue Herring (Indiana University) and colleagues, by Donald Matheson (Cardiff University), and Gina Venolia (Microsoft).

In journalism, the emergence of weblogs as a news genre has been attributed to the blurred relationship between 'producers' and 'consumers' of content online. Read up on this trend by looking at participatory storytelling (or: "we media"), dialogical journalism, and (warning: self-promotion ahead) other types of journalism online that enable users to enter the seclusive domain of newsworkers.