Is blogs really science journalism? Maybe not, but the science news I get, I mainly get from great blogs, so even if it isn't "proper" science journalism, I think I can say that it is where at least some scientists get their news.
So it is a bit strange when a press officer doesn't want to talk to bloggers.
- Would you tell a blogger, "I think this is all you need for a blog?"
- In defence of science blogs (yet again)
I know that I would absolutely love to have my research mentioned by Ed Young -- I've been reading his Not Exactly Rocket Science for years -- so if a press officer at AU didn't give him all the information he wanted, I'd be rather miffed.