Malik mentions blogger's passion--and that blogs are a different kind of media with a different dynamic than newspapers. New media doesn't necessarily replace old media.
Malik maintains (as many experienced bloggers do) that "you [the writer] set the tone." It's up to you to create civility--and he uses my favorite bar analogy: each blog is like a bar. You, the blogger, are the bartender. It's up to you to keep the discourse polite and to the point. You set the attitude for the comments.
(with much thanks to John Pozadzies of One Man's Blog for shooting and sharing this great vid-- John's post also gives pointers on the equip he used to shoot this.)
Journalism, citizen journalism, media, blogging