Saturday, November 21, 2009

Are blogs "journalism"?

As a former journalist, I think I know what journalism is. I have reported on candidates over three elections. I don't consider this blog to be journalism due to the fact that I don't often interview people and report on what they say. Neither does political journalist Audrey Young on her blog.

So why No Right Turn feels the need to claim that political journalism has hit a new low because Young blogs something that he sees irrelevant is beyond me. Perhaps the writer at No Right Turn expects political blogs run by bloggers who are associated with newspapers to be reporting on news gathering, and be held to the same standards and be of similar content as the content on the paper's front page.

Why should he?




Blogger scrubone said...

I think the expression is "take a chill pill".

This goes right up there with his gripe the other day about MPs congratulating the All Whites.

Someone needs to step away from the blog for a few days and get some perspective.

November 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous ilona@israel said...

I think that all experienced blogers can become journalists. Pr may be thay allready became journalists.

November 22, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

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