I’m not sure I know the answer to this question. Is there a difference between being part of the blogosphere and just covering it? Should newspapers consider reporting on the internet as much as they are participating in it?
On the one hand, the idea of a “section” is a little outmoded; there’s no “produce” aisle on Amazon Fresh.
But on the other hand, most newspapers still have a print product, and spinning out an independent section would represent a significant dedication to covering and understanding what’s being done in the online world.
I think it would be interesting to have a team of journalists and editors working to cover the online conversation the way that the Big Blog covers the conversation in Seattle.
What do you think?