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Bloggers and Journalists — What’s the Difference?

“Faculties resistant to change and students whose insights and mastery of new media were being eroded by the authoritative resistance to change of so many professors.” (Degrees in the Past)

“We [journalists] don’t want to learn how to think like an entrepreneur, or an information architect, or a community manager.  We just want to keep doing what we know how to do; we didn’t sign up for all this extra stuff.” (Journalism: Why Aren’t We Having More Fun?)

But not for long. Change is here; no turning back! Go with the flow!

“Mainstream media reporters have started blogging in droves, while larger blog operations have hired seasoned reporters and focused on doing traditional journalism.”

“Blogger/Journalist Josh Marshall at Talkingpointsmemo won a Polk Award for investigative journalism, helping piece together the U.S. attorney-firing scandal, which led to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigning.  Not only was it a first for a blogger to win this award, but it showed that a new type of hybrid online journalism – combination, original reporting, aggregation and audience involvement could produce top-notch investigative work.” (Distinction between Bloggers and Journalists Blurring More than Ever”)

Collaboration, accessibility, accountability, and transparency between citizens and professionals sounds like THE ANSWER, for journalism as well as for many other professions.

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December 10, 2008 - Posted by | Attitude, Change, Citizen, Journalism, Mind, Spirit | , , , , , , ,

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