This also creates an entirely new set of problems, however. Allowing anyone to post anything instantaneously creates and enormous margin for error. While there are certainly some extremely good non professional journalists writing on blogs, there are thousands more who are completely uninformed and posting things with no truth to them and presenting them as fact. This phenomenon has created an uneven playing field; allowing people who only read independent blogs to believe that everything they are being presented has been fact checked and researched and is not solely based on opinion.
While it is entirely my belief that everyone should have equal access to news and be able to contribute to the journalistic process, there needs to be a happy medium between media being for the elite and it going to the dogs.