There's More to Being a Journalist Than Hitting the 'Publish' Button

June 2010
Nieman Reports;Summer2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p39
The author discusses the negative impact of the Internet on professional journalists. He believes that the Internet is a biased medium to amateur journalists who write only their own observation and self-expression. He highlights the differences exist between traditional writing and Internet writing, including the use of the typewriter and computer and the modes of distributing the written articles. He also argues that professional journalists are not the same with people who posted blogs and tweets that are nonprofessional in both intent and content.


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