Some 750,000 blogs and other user-generated content will soon show up on Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO – news – people ) News search pages, presented right alongside news from mainstream media. But is Yahoo! taking another big step in the blurring of lines between professional media and grassroots journalism?
The company is testing a new search tool that includes results from thousands of mainstream media outlets, and a separate results column for blogs, its new My Web social search and pictures posted to the company’s Flickr photo service.