An on-target moment of clarity from Peggy Noonan

The blogosphere is abuzz over Peggy’s wonderful essay on blogging. I just read it this morning and want to add my voice to those who are saying this is a must-read. The whole thing is great, but here’s my favorite paragraph:

Someone is going to address the “bloggers are untrained journalists” question by looking at exactly what “training,” what education in the art/science/craft/profression of journalism, the reporters and editors of the MSM have had in the past 60 years or so. It has seemed to me the best of them never went to J‑school but bumped into journalism along the way–walked into a radio station or newspaper one day and found their calling. Bloggers signify a welcome return to that old style. In journalism you learn by doing, which is what a lot of bloggers are doing.
And to that, I can only add, “Amen.”


  1. We are working on it.

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