The UK Guardian and Observer newspapers are expanding into a Slate - like environment, blogging the news in a major venture called CommentisFree. http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/georgina_henry/2006/03/welcome_to_comment_is_free.html
In trying to retain their venue for promoting opinion, public discourse, debate CommentIsFree pulls major contributors in a "most ambitious" group blog.
I notice any comments posted include a link at the bottom to allow readers to mark it as spam, offensive, abusive. Perhaps the wave of the future for all public blogs, no?
Seems the print media wants to harness the resources, immediacy, and free contributions of the blogosphere to retain their relevancy in the fourth estate.