Asking if blogging is journalism is like asking if desktop publishing is journalism.
The answer is sometimes. Both are just publishing platforms.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
At BeatBlogging.Org you’ll find many examples of journalists using blogging and other online tools to take their beat reporting to the next level. But most blogs are much truer to the original “Web log” concept than actual platforms for journalism.
Most bloggers just want to share their thoughts, feelings and lives with the world. Some, however, use blogging to take their beat reporting to the next level.