But can they name a blogger? Laura Berman, a columnist for the Detroit News, was humbled recently in a college classroom where she was there to lead a class on “writing a newspaper column.”
The scene: A college classroom at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
The subject: Writing the newspaper column.
The question: “Can any of you name a columnist you read — in a newspaper or magazine or online — on a regular basis?”
In response: Dead silence.