This morning, to catch up on a weekend's worth of news, where I didn't even read a newspaper nor watch any tv news, it was my daily blog reads that I first visited. After I work my way through the regular blogs, then I might read a newspaper, and only the online versions, to decide if there is something worthwhile, or something that stirs my emotion enough to write a few words about. All of the major stories are covered pretty thououghly by the bloggers.
As more people become aware of blogs this trend will only become more apparent. That's a good thing.