Blogs vs the NY Times: 1-0

Almost everybody on the planet would be aware as this article is written that the NY Times has lost its editor following the Jayson Blair PC gone mad issue. However not everyone would be aware that Blogs played a vital role in the downfall.
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AOL Time Warner to buy Blog Herald

Well maybe one day, or so says Steve Outing of the Poynter Institute in an article publsihed at

“This could be the year that mainstream media companies acquire the best blogs, underwrite them, and turn them into viable businesses,” he said. “This is not only a great business opportunity, but a way to get innovative, non-mainstream content on to the traditional media sites… to make your site more appealing to younger consumers.”
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