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  • Simply put, it refers to individuals who are playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, sorting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.
  • Simply put, it refers to individuals who are playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, sorting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.
  • Oh, wow, they threw you a curve. Your version of the sentence is grammatically correct, but you've changed the meaning significantly, and the sentence is no longer a true statement. The words "blog" or "blogging" do not in fact refer to individuals (who happen to be playing an active role et cetera). The words "blog" or "blogging" refer to the activity itself, the thing that the individuals are doing. (The noun, "blog", refers to what they write. "Blogging" is the act of writing it.) Technically, traditionally, the word "individuals" in the original sentence should have had an apostrophe on the end of it, to make it possessive, because it was modifying the gerund "playing". However, native speakers frequently do not observe this rule. We often use non-possessive nouns with gerunds, just like in the sentence they gave you. While the punctuation is arguable, the meaning is still clear to a native speaker. The object of the verb "refers to" in that sentence is "playing".
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