The April issue of Vanity Fair (not online) has a longish story about blogs. Overall, it's very enthusiastic about bloggers and their contribution to the New Media. My main complaint is that the writer emphasized the neo-con/liberal blogs that always get written about (Andrew Sullivan, Daily Kos, Chris Lydon). Yawn.
Some of the lively lines in James Wolcott's missive:
" ... blogs have speedily matured into the most vivifying, talent-swapping, socializing breakthrough in popular journalism since the burst of coffehouse periodicals and political pamphleteeing the 18th century ... "
Also: "If Tom Paine were alive and paroled, he'd be blog-jamming against the Patriot Act, whose very name he'd find obscene."
The finale: "Journalism can't and shouldn't be taken over by bloggers, but they can take away some of the toys, and pull down the thrones."