Bloggers on the blogroll: More journalists citing bloggers as sources

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how business bloggers can make money directly and indirectly from blogging. And it's clear that there are many opportunities for established bloggers to be seen and heard around the globe.

A survey of American journalists shows that blogging is having an impact on news reporting. Not only is it helping news to travel faster, blogging is also influencing the tone of articles. Journalists are looking toward blogs for ideas and content. While only a small number of journalists say that blogs are helping them find exclusive stories, many are still using blogs to get a feel for the context of a story or a new angle for a story.

The survey found that almost 70% of reporters have a list of blogs that they check regularly. Over 20% said they spend an hour or more per day reading blogs.