Some newspapers already have associated blogs that are dedicated to featuring contemporary news photography. One of the best of these is About Lens, the dedicated photography Blog of the New York Times.
Photography, multimedia and slide shows. They are all there and they do not only profile the work of the Times's photographers but include selections of the best from all over the world.
There are links to other important blogs and you can search on New York Times staff photographers work also. Readers' comments are taken on board. The Tag list is a great feature and totally up to the minute in its selection of topics.
About Lens is one of the serious blogs about contemporary photography. It is, as they say, essential viewing.