Editor & Publisher: It’s Time to Blog Hard News on Your Site:

“The great thing about the blog concept for breaking news is that it puts online news organizations on the same speed footing as television. You could even argue that this model outdoes TV news, because a news Web site can publish a new bit of information instantly. TV news operations can do that too, but it’s impractical to interrupt non-news regular programming for all but the most urgent of headlines. The Web doesn’t have that limitation.”

The entire article is really great — Steve Outing clearly gets it. I also found the “Letters” section at the bottom of the page worth reading as it provides several responses to Steve’s popular article on RSS replacing E-mail Newsletters.