Journalism is changing a lot right now, and blogging, along with RSS syndication, is a big part of that.
Chris Nolan is a really good political blogger, but she's also doing more than her share to make this happen. In a recent item she discusses this, and how it relates to advertising, and how that creates a movement she calls Stand-Alone Journalism.
The deal is that the need for journalists to find someone to publish them is diminishing, now that the Internet, or blogging, is everyone's printing press.
I'd encourage you to read this one, and maybe also subscribe to her site, I do!