Posted by ESC on January 02, 2003
BLOGGERS - ".Online writers, alternatively referred to as web loggers and 'bloggers,' have become increasingly influential in the news-gathering process. Their sites shape coverage and drive debate in a way not unlike talk radio. But never before have they owned a story like they did the Trent Lott saga." U.S. Sen. Lott had "praised Strom Thurmond's segregationist run for president." From a newspaper article: "Chalk one up for the Web's avid politicos: Bloggers showed their clout by leading media on Lott." by Kevin Canfield, Hartford Courant, reprinted Jan. 3, 2003 in the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.