Is Huffington Post a blog? Simon Owens argues that it's not, and in doing so indirectly raises a larger issue: The need to hack through the euphemisms that pretend to describe rather ordinary activities as something extraordinary because it happens on the Web.
I suggest we start by dropping the "new media" mantle when referring to our Internet-savvy hired guns and start describing more precisely what they actually do. Some things news organizations are doing online are new - and many things aren't. Defining which is which will not only save money by making us more efficient, it will save jobs.