Remember ::: "NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO RECORD SOMETHING."
"...every moron with a laptop and an internet connection now thinks they can produce “journalism”, taking the tools of our trade to be Twitter and WordPress, rather than rigour, intelligence, knowledge of your beat and experience in breaking news within the confines of the law."~ http://www.kernelmag.com/yiannopoulos/2972/how-social-media-has-devalued-journalism/
I asked a handful of bloggers to weigh in on this: the best response came from local (Albany-based) blogger "Albany Citizen One" aka "New York Citizen One" :::
As a blogger, I'm insulted to think that "journalists" would even
compare my work to their work. Never in my wildest dreams would I want
to be a "journalist" as I consider their "field," in general, corrupt
in it's very nature. While it may have begun with altruistic
intentions to deliver objective truths to the citizens, it has grown
into an industry which thrives on symbiotic relationships with it's
I began blogging because I saw a gap. News was being reported
post-mortem. There was no time for citizens to get involved and effect
change. In this sense, the "journalist" had joined forces with the
hand that fed it. As for "moron" with a laptop, I'll compare my resume
to any journalist's resume any day and as far as knowing their
beat...I'm sitting alone on their beat and with the "players" in their
beat...where are they? Waiting for their beat to send them a press
release.. And so ya know, I can cut and paste a press release faster
than any of them.
ACO has come under fire as a consequence of her reporting style...
Now it's YOUR turn!
What say you?
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