I’m headed off to the Mesh Conference in Toronto, where I’ll be on a panel with Om Malik, Michael Tippett, and Mathew Ingram, debating whether bloggers are journalists.

I’m with Jay Rosen on this:

The question now isn’t whether blogs can be journalism. They can be, sometimes. It isn’t whether bloggers “are” journalists. They apparently are, sometimes. We have to ask different questions now because events have moved the story forward.

I think the key question is: How do we redefine Journalism in a networked, participatory, 2.0 media world — and what role should bloggers/standalone journalists play alongside journalistic institutions?