Journalism explodes

Most reaction to Pew’s recent survey of bloggers focused on the majority who do not think they are journalists. But I prefer Agenda, Inc.’s focus on those who do:

According to a study published last month by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, there are twelve million bloggers in the United States, and thirty-four per cent of them consider blogging to be a form of journalism. That would add up to more than four million newly minted journalists just among the ranks of American bloggers. If you add everyone abroad, and everyone who practices other forms of Web journalism, the profession must have increased in size a thousandfold over the last decade.

And that is great news for news.