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Maureen Dowd's Swimming up mainstream: Bloggers just want to be us reports a face off between traditional journalists and bloggers at a new media conference. More importantly, Dowd's article references the political blogging community, such as Daily Kos and the politicians who atteneded the conference.

I will most likely share the article with my students to discuss the differences between journalism and blogging, but I believe the article actively engages with the fact that these blogs can and do make a difference. I'm hoping the awareness might provide a little more motivation for my students.

What I find especially noteworthy in the article were the bloggers who left blogging for other positions. Apparently, blogging didn't hurt their careers…..

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