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Note: This list reflects my interest in journalism. It is not intended to include every article and book about blogs and blogging. Last updated in August 2009.

Armstrong, C. L., & McAdams, M. J. (2009). Blogs of information: How gender cues and individual motivations influence perceptions of credibility. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(3), 435–456. [NOTE: Experimental design using three different blog posts.] Abstract.

Balnaves, M., Mayrhofer, D., & Shoesmith, B. (2004). Media professions and the new humanism. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 18(2), 191–203. [NOTE: Some interesting observations about blogs written from Iraq.]

Bruns, A., & Jacobs, J., Eds. (2006). Uses of Blogs. New York: Peter Lang. [NOTE: Book. The introduction is particularly useful.]

Carlson, M. (2007). Blogs and journalistic authority. Journalism Studies 8(2), 264–279. [NOTE: Discourse analysis of 96 articles related to 2004 U.S. election "seeking discursive patterns relating to the legitimacy or authority of blogs."]

Cheong, P.H., Halavais, A., & Kwon, K. (2008). The chronicles of me: Understanding blogging as a religious practice. Journal of Media & Religion, 7(3), 107–131. [NOTE: Insightful as to how bloggers use their blogs to explore their beliefs.]

comScore Media Metrix (2005). Behaviors of the blogosphere: Understanding the scale, composition and activities of Weblog audiences. Retrieved March 15, 2006, from comScore Networks Inc.,
> Report no longer available.

Du, H.S., & Wagner, C. (2006). Weblog success: Exploring the role of technology. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64, 789–798. [NOTE: The authors devised a "Weblog success model," depicting a blog's value proposition.]

Guadagno, R.E., Okdie, B.M., & Eno, C.A. (2008). Who blogs? Personality predictors of blogging. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 1993–2004.

Harp, D., & Tremayne, M. (2006). The gendered blogosphere: Examining inequality using network and feminist theory. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(2), 247–264. [NOTE: Authors analyzed top 20 political blogs.]

Hayes, A. S., Singer, J. B., & Ceppos, J. (2007). Shifting roles, enduring values: The credible journalist in a digital age. Journal of Media Ethics 22(4), 262–279. [NOTE: Examines authenticity, accountability, and autonomy among bloggers and values of traditional journalism.]

Henning, J. (2003). The blogging iceberg -- of 4.12 million hosted weblogs, most little seen, quickly abandoned. Retrieved March 15, 2006, from thebloggingiceberg.html
> Report no longer available.

Herring, S. C., Kouper, I., Scheidt, L. A., & Wright, E. L. (2004). Women and children last: The discursive construction of Weblogs. In L. J. Gurak, S. Antonijevic, L. Johnson, C. Ratliff, & J. Reyman (Eds.), Into the blogosphere: Rhetoric, community, and culture of weblogs. Retrieved March 20, 2006, from blogosphere/women_and_children.html [NOTE: Study of 357 blogs for age and gender of bloggers.]

Herring, S. C., & Paolillo, J. C. (2006). Gender and genre variation in weblogs. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 10(4), 439–459.

Johnson, T. J., & Kaye, B. K. (2004). Wag the blog: How reliance on traditional media and the Internet influence credibility perceptions of Weblogs among blog users. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(3), 622-642.

Kahn, R., & Kellner, D. (2004). New media and Internet activism: From the "battle of Seattle" to blogging. New Media & Society, 6(1), 87–95.

Kaye, B. K. (2005). It's a blog, blog, blog world. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 13(2), 73-95. [NOTE: A uses & grats study of 3,747 blog users, conducted in 2003.]

Kumar, R., Novak, J., Raghavan, P., & Tomkins, A. (2004). Structure and evolution of blogspace. Communications of the ACM, 47 (12), 35–39. [NOTE: Study of profile pages of 1.3 million bloggers at; demographics.]

Lenhart, A., & Fox, S. (2006). Bloggers: A portrait of the Internet’s new storytellers. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved July 15, 2009, from
[NOTE: This is the correct URL, with "pdf.pdf." Telephone survey of 233 self-identified bloggers, July 5, 2005, to Feb. 17, 2006.)

Li, D., & Walejko, G. (2008). Splogs and abandoned blogs: The perils of sampling bloggers and their blogs. Information, Communication & Society, 11(2), 279–296. [NOTE: Should be required reading for all graduate students who study blogs.]

Lowrey, W. (2006). Mapping the journalism-blogging relationship. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 7(4), 477–500.

Lu, H-P., & Hsiao, K-L (2007). Understanding intention to continuously share information on weblogs. Internet Research, 17(4), 345–361.

Matheson, D. (2004a). Negotiating claims to journalism: Webloggers’ orientation to news genres. Convergence, 10(4), 33-54. [NOTE: Tiny qualitative study from 2002 -- only seven bloggers interviewed.]

Matheson, D. (2004b). Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: Some trends in online journalism. New Media & Society 6(4), 443–468. [NOTE: A qualitative study of the Guardian Weblog based on content throughout August 2002.]

Murley, B., & Smith, K. (2005). Bloggers strike a nerve: Examining the intersection of blogging and journalism. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, San Antonio, TX. [NOTE: Survey of 59 bloggers from top 100 news-related blogs in late 2004.]

Nieman Reports (2003). Journalist's trade: Weblogs and journalism. Nieman Reports, 57(3), 59–98. [You'll find 18 short articles about blogging linked to this PDF of the Table of Contents for the issue.]

Pew Internet & American Life Project (2005, December 5). Internet activities. Retrieved March 15, 2006, from http://
Link no longer working; try this instead: Reports/2005/How-Women-and-Men-Use-the-Internet.aspx

Rainie, L. (2005, January). The state of blogging (data memo). Retrieved March 15, 2006, from Pew Internet & American Life Project, http://
Report now available here: 2005/The-State-of-Blogging.aspx

Reed, A. (2005). "My blog is me": Texts and persons in UK online journal culture (and anthropology). Ethnos, 70(2), 220–242. [NOTE: Nicely written qualitative study.]

Reese, S. D., Rutigliano, L., Hyun, K., & Jeong, J. (2007). Mapping the blogosphere: Professional and citizen-based media in the global news arena. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 8(3), 235–261.

Robinson, S. (2006). The mission of the j-blog: Recapturing journalistic authority online. Journalism, 7(1), 65–83.

Schmidt, J. (2007). Blogging practices: An analytical framework. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), 1409–1427. [NOTE: Two sets of relations that connect blogs to one another.]

Sheffer, M. L., & Schultz, B. (2009). Blogging from the management perspective: A follow-up study. International Journal on Media Management, 11(1), 9–17. [NOTE: Study of newsroom managers: They tell journalists to blog and then fail to provide support for blogging.]

Sifry, D. (2008, September). State of the Blogosphere. Retrieved April 11, 2009, from

Singer, J. (2005). The political j-blogger: "Normalizing" a new media to fit old norms and practices. Journalism, 6(2), 173–198. [NOTE: Content analysis of 20 blogs authored by journalists.]

Trammell, K. D., & Keshelashvili, A. (2005). Examining the new influencers: A self-presentation study of A-List blogs. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 82(4), 968–982. [NOTE: Content analysis of 209 "most popular" blogs.]

Tremayne, M., Ed. (2006). Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media. New York: Routledge. [NOTE: Book. A collection of scholarly articles.]

Viégas, F. B. (2005). Bloggers' expectations of privacy and accountability: An initial survey. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(3), article 12. Retrieved November 10, 2005, from vol10/issue3/viegas.html [NOTE: Survey of 492 bloggers in early 2004.]

Wall, M. (2005). "Blogs of war": Weblogs as news. Journalism, 6(2), 153–172. [NOTE: Genre analysis of 30 news-oriented blogs in spring 2003.]