Saturday, December 17, 2005

Hated journalists

A friend just made the following comment:

There are those reporters who are real journalists ... but then there are those who open up blogs and websites and portray themselves as real journalists and make up lies right and left....You can tell by the way they report/write that they are fake...highly opinionated people....It drives me crazy, especially when people site their articles as proof or whatever.

I guess he hasn't seen the POD yet.

Although we have a blog, the day when we start making up lies will never arrive.

I don't believe a real journalist has to portray him or herself as a 'real' journalist. A real journalist should be recognizable by his or her work.

If anyone actually starts worrying about looking like a real journalist...well, then that isn't all that real, is it?

In any case, I shouldn't ever have to worry about being seen as a real journalist. Because, it's not about me. It's about the stories I tell.