"It is fantastic at times but it is not going to replace journalism." He added: "Most of the blogging is too angry and too abusive. Terrible things are said online because they are anonymous. People say things online that they wouldn't dream of saying in person."
A blog is just a format for writing in the same way that a review or a feature article is a format. Blogs just happen to be well suited to the internet - and to the experience of reading on a computer. They are personal, yes, opinionated - often, but good blogs tend to deal deals with one particular topic in a clear way with regular updates and they are often bang on time because they can be published easily. Blogs can be a very useful source of information, and the personal character fits with the experience of reading on a computer - a one-person, one-screen interaction which works with a more conversational tone.