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What is journalism?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by joes_fanclub, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. joes_fanclub

    joes_fanclub New Member

    Had this for a panel discussion topic with regards to "new media" and just wanted to get some thoughts. What is journalism and who are journalists? Do they have to work for a print/broadcast outlet? Do Web journalists count, or is that an oxymoron of sorts? Are bloggers journalists? Is Matt Drudge a journalist?

    What do you guys think?
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    What about this guy?

  3. joes_fanclub

    joes_fanclub New Member

    Best. Reply. Ever.
  4. joes_fanclub

    joes_fanclub New Member

  5. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Whenever I have to fill out the little space on a form that say occupation, I write journalist. If you practice the First Amendment right to a free press, then you are a journalist. If you believe everyone has a voice and a right to express that voice, then you are a journalist. At its purest level, anyone who believes no opinion, no story, no voice should be left unheard, is a journalist.
    That's my idealistic point of view. We in the working press have no special rights or privileges. We have extremely powerful media to practice journalism. And a great responsibility not to abuse that power.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Ohio and The Plain Dealer would like to know:

  7. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    No he's not a journalist, he's a butcher of the English language.
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