What’s the difference between a journalist and a blogger? According to Dana Blankenhorn:
‘Bloggers don’t write stories. We tell stories. There is a difference.
A blogger generally does not get paid by the reader, or the hour, or the story. We get paid based on readership. You click, we profit. A “story” that makes no sound makes no money…
‘…This is the chief danger of blogging as a journalistic medium. Blogging is not a medium “of record.” It’s not about what the sources are saying. It’s about what readers want to know.’
You thought Dana was degrading bloggers? Now enjoy this. Dana suddenly decides to pull no punches and be sarcastic:
‘…But I need something I can sell. I’m a blogger, not a stenographer.’ –SmartPlanet
My post on World Netizen’s Day relates to this.