Interesting Stat

Here’s an interesting statistic from an article on ZDnet

According to a recent study by Forrester Research, blogs and newspaper Web sites now have the same audience share — about 17 percent — among Internet users between the ages of 18 and 24.

The article ends with a few quotes from Patrick Williams, managing editor of the Dallas Observer

Despite his distaste for news blogs, Williams says he values news and he believes that news stories are what drive the need for blogs and not the other way around.

He said: “If I were the king of journalism, I’d force newspapers to stop publishing for a month. Then let’s see what would happen to blogs. Facts have to be the basis of opinion at some point. And if a blogger is collecting facts, then at what point does the publication cease being a blog and become an Internet news site?”

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