More and more journalists are starting to run their own weblogs on the side. “If I’m a lawyer advising a news organization, the idea of a Web log like this would just make me break out in hives,” says a journalism prof at U. Minn. The NYT reports. (thanks, Romenesko)

Thought experiment: What will happen to the free-and-easy culture of the blogosphere after the first weblogger (journalist or otherwise) gets sued for libel?