Link authority and reputation management are two big topics at the conference. That ties into New Media Musing’s post today touching on which mainsteam news sources are most-cited by the blogosphere, according to Technorati data.
And the winners are? NYT, CNN, BBC, Washington Post. I believe this reflects the nature of the topics in the top-ranked blogs (hint: Campaign 2004 and Iraq). The data also suggest that bloggers serve an important role as news information filter (aka gatekeeper, mediator).