It’s Official: MSNBC.comers say blogs enhance online news operations

Ex MNSBC editor Merrill Brown, interviewed by professor Jay Rosen: “I have no doubt that the journalism community is assessing and now finally embracing weblogs in interesting ways. While there’s conflict about the role of editing and about separating reporting from opinion, there’s certainly progress. To be sure, it’s taken some time.”
MSBC.com publisher Scott Moore, interviewed at MediaBistro: ” The extent that weblogs continue to grow in popularity means more people are interested in the news and engaged in getting their news online.”
Personally, I am getting a little tired of talking about what blogs as form–kind of feels like talking about CDs or digital music or vinyl vs talking about the music. Of course, it is after midnight in NY, so I have switched into cranky mode.