On the New Republic they say Gawker was a blog and now blogs are past tense.
We've been over this so many times. Blogs are what sources write, not what reporters write. An irreverent scandal sheet written by professional reporters is not a blog.
Blogs are under pressure from Facebook just as journalism is.
The shame is that reporters never learned to use blogs as a way to be informed by sources. They thought what they do is blogging. They are idiots. (Bloggers can be irreverent too.)
So when they say blogging is over, they mean they aren't listening. As if they ever were.