We are trying to eliminate the artificial line between "blogging" and "journalism" and focus on good, accurate writing, no matter what form it comes in or what software is used to produce it. Our bloggers are a part of our team, as "˜continuous correspondents' or "˜full-time freelancers'. Thus, I made careful choices keeping this in mind "“ I invited bloggers whose expertise, quality of writing, and professionalism fit well with the mission and general tenor of our organization.
I think it's admirable that SciAm wants to professionalize "blogging" in a way that puts it on par with "journalism." I'm all for it. Just one teensy question: So if science bloggers are being welcomed into the magazine fold, as "part of our team, as 'continuous correspondents' or 'full-time freelancers," I assume they're being financially compensated as such? Just asking.