Surveying Journalists on Blogs
'Blogs and bloggers seem to be becoming more and more credible sources of information. Companies are monitoring blogs and even participating by either creating their own or joining the multitude of online conversations already taking place. Many of Marketwire's clients consider blogs an important part of their communication strategy. What about you? We're asking for your participation in this quick survey to find out what you, as a journalist, think about blogs and their place as a source of information.'
--From a survey of journalists, conducted by Marketwire, a press-release distribution service that partners with the Society of Professional Journalists. SPJ has received some criticism for its decision to let the company sponsor its speakers' bureau.