Wednesday, July 18

Jennifer Crusie said it, so it must be official...

Bloggers: You’re journalists. Any ink is good ink.


So, are bloggers "journalists"? I wonder what the real journalists in my family think.

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I have a hard time thinking of bloggers as "journalists" (which in my mind holds "lofty" connotations) but in the romance reading community we kinda are. I mean, what are the alternatives? Little/sneering/no coverage from traditional outlets or bloggers who love the genre?

This seems like a no-brainer to me.

Kat O+ said...

I noticed that, too, and wondered if anyone would pick it up. I think in the broadest sense, bloggers are journalists--after all, what are blogs if not journals? But in the professional sense, I would say probably not. At most, some bloggers could be compared with opinion columnists. But in most cases, I don't think we expect bloggers to adhere to the standards of mainstream journalism. (And that's not surprising--they don't usually get paid to spend the time to do the fact-checking required from professional journalists.) Just my 2c...

Ann Aguirre said...

I'd say it's certainly a form of it. Some bloggers don't cover anything but their personal lives. To be fair, you can find me-centric columnists in most style mags as well.

Tara Marie said...

Wendy, lofty fits my thoughts and yet I agree, there's not much choice within the romance reading community.

Kat, my brother and his wife are both what most would consider "mainstream journalists" and honestly I think they would say "journalist"would be pushing the envelope a little. Bujt I may be wrong.

Annie, I guess it depends on the perspective.

Bookwormom said...

Maybe citizen journalists? But nothing that serious I think. Personally I think of my blog as a public journal about the books I read & about my family with a few extras thrown in for good measure. Perhaps blogs that deal with other topics (politics, law, crime etc) are closer to mainstream journalism than book blogs. Just my opinion of course.

Jenster said...

So can we put "journalist" on our CV?? lol

Rosie said...

This is totally off topic, except for me to say I saw Jennifer Crusie's comment and had the same reaction you did. If she said it, it must be true. :)

I wanted to stop by and check how the enchilada casserole worked out for you. I've never used ground beef and wondered if it set up okay. So, how'd it go? BTW, if you didn't like it, my feelings won't be hurt, honestly. I was just wondering so I can try the ground beef too.

Jenster said...

BTW Tara - I did my Percocet Post just for you. I don't think you can tell the difference. lol

CindyS said...

Maybe the caveat should be Some bloggers are journalists. Some of us just ramble ;)

CindyS