Thanks to Bicyclemark, check out this great collection of scholarly work on weblogs at the University of Minnesota. Among others, it features a nice essay on journalism and blogs by Brian Caroll, where he urges journalists to embrace "the communal ethos of the blogosphere".

It is this hybrid form of the 21st century news narrative, somewhere inbetween journalism's media logic and bloglogic, that I'm particularly interested in. Bicyclemark earlier also suggested this link to research on weblog networks as social ecosystems. My point: the (at least in part) disembodied nature of online communication and publishing may in fact help us to teach traditional journalism how to reconnect with 'real' people. Can you see the circularity?