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4-29-2008 @ 11:44AM
Of course not! Journalism is dead, long live blogging! You don't have to have any standards, fact-checking, research or anything at all when you're a blogger. You just post crap left and right and watch the ad money flow in! The truth is though, for every serious journalist that attempts to publish their writings on a website as a blog, there are 10 of these blogs where the people writing have never been to a j-school, don't have any standards and it just brings the cause of the real blogger down to a level that most people still think of blogs as a joke rather than a serious platform for self-publication that removes the corporate entity from the editorial platform of journalism. There's a way to provide entertainment while simultaneously not publishing falsehoods and just plain wrong things. Thankfully there are comments that allow people to correct the posters when they do things like this. You don't get that sort of thing in normal journalism so I suppose it balances out in some aspect.
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