goldstein_jynydnlnc.jpgWe announced Monday that Patrick Goldstein will be a full-time blogger for the LAT, shifting his “Big Picture” column to a by-the-minute blog on the L.A. Times web site.

The news floored us. We thought newspaper reporters still viewed bloggers as unkempt basement monkeys writing snarky hyperbole in their underwear. Turns out, we were wrong. (We totally have to buy a pair of pants.)

For more insight about what this shift means, we asked Patrick a few of our patented stupid questions. He was kind enough to answer:

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