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The effectiveness of blogs...


and later, ı...the complex role blogs played in Senator Trent Lottıs December 2002 announcement that he would not seek to be named Senate majority leader when his party took control of Congress in January of the following year (Wright 2003). In a paper presented at a Pre-APSA conference on Political Communication, Joel David Bloom presented a similar recounting of Lottıs fall from grace, blogsı role in the affair, and how the two may be reflective of important changes in journalism. In his conclusion, Bloom opined, ıIf journalism is the first draft of history, blogs might just be the first draft of journalismı (2005).