This article deals with the power of political blogs in local politics. It focuses upon how candidates with little or no name recognition can gain some quick ground through the blogisphere. By using this low cost resource to throw their name into the political arena, new candidates gain the ability to hit potential voters individually and with tons of information very quickly.
This NY times article focuses on the ethics behind blogging. It examines the if there should be a code for bloggers and if they should be held up to the same standard as other print medias. Since bloggers are considered amatuers by nature, they fall under the radar. Shear attempts to consider whether bloggers should be held accountable for their actions because of the surge in the number of bloggers over the past couple of years.