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By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted February 14, 2011 at 15:54:19

There's really two dimensions to journalism. There's "breaking news" where the goal is to be there first, and then there's more permanent postings and their value for research and history. As Jeff points out, much of the older stuff doesn't remain online unless you have special access.

Blogging and citizen journalism is starting to make real inroads on the "breaking news" front, but we're only really beginning to see the larger implications for longer-term research. And as that progresses, it's going to harder and harder for everyone to rely only on conventional sources.

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