As an avid newshound, I can attest to the ever-increasing power of the blogs. I now turn more and more to them, actually to blog indices like daypop and blogdex, for their ability to float the day's best articles.
As a journalist covering the weblog beat, I officially love weblogs. But sometimes that love can be sorely tested.
Weblogs scoop you at every turn, breaking "your" stories before you have a chance to rush your article to press. And even if you do manage to break a story, weblogs take it over, dissecting every point you made and pushing your logic to every inevitable conclusion. Forget that follow-up you had planned - 'blogs have already anticipated and published every point you might have made.