Thursday, July 29, 2004

Blogging NOT Journalism

Well, isn't that special.  The Houston Chronicle stating that blogging is not journalism because:

"mainstream journalism, which strives for objectivity and embraces professional standards of reporting"

Yeah, right -insert eye roll here-.


Michael said...

I tink its cuzwe cant spel tings rite and we arnet educted like the profesionalz.

Anonymous said...

It's Sara here - not the Sara that comments on your pages regularly, but the other Sara - you know, from work!

Did I ever tell you my great idea for a book? It's about journalists who, after years of trying to be the first to report the news, end up creating crimes and other "news-worthy" events just so they can be the first ones to report them. I even had a catchy name... it escapes me at the moment, however.

Anyway, this is what I think of journalists saying that they're unbiased and are professional: "I fart in their general direction! Their mother is a hamster and their father smelt of elderberries."

I don't care who you are, there is no way that you can present a story without bias. You may not explicitly state your biases, but the way in which you present the story creates a bias on its own.