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Quote of the day: Imagine blogs after a month without newspapers?

A story about blogs said that newspapers are starting to offer help to attract more readers from the 18-to-24 age bracket, Dallas Observer managing editor Patrick Williams said blogs are "filled with all the news not fit for print."

"They're a place where writers go when reporting is just too hard. Let us pray...that blogs can go back to what they should be: teenagers and college students talking about sex and music," he said, adding that he believes news stories drive the need for blogs, and not the other way around.

"If I were the king of journalism, I'd force newspapers to stop publishing for a month," Williams added. "Then let's see what would happen to blogs. Facts have to be the basis of opinion at some point. And if a blogger is collecting facts, then at what point does the publication cease being a blog and become an Internet news site?"

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