From an article in IsraelInsider about what they plan for 2004, comes the statement "we believe in blogging."
"We know from the thousands who use and view our wildly successful Talkback system that you have strong opinions! If a blog can propel a guy like Howard Dean to national prominence, just think of what it will do for our current readers and future bloggers. Look for this interactive feature soon..."
This will be a trend in 2004 as more of the established news sources realize the importance of blogging.