Dan Rather says some bloggers are journalists

From Cnet:

If any figure from the world of mainstream journalism could be forgiven for nursing a grudge toward new media, Dan Rather comes to mind.

Yet, he holds a surprisingly balanced view.

Anybody who blogs, who does real reporting, which is to say, make telephone calls, go interview people, go talk to people, in a spirit of independence…and (tries) to do journalism with integrity, I would consider a journalist.

Of course there are an increasing number of bloggers now who by any definition are reporters, or journalists. There are some others who in my opinion would fit into a gray area. They may do good reporting, but they mix in their own opinion, their own point of view, without clearly signifying the difference. Now that’s not a kind of journalism that I practice. It’s not one that I’m going to damn either.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged by . Bookmark the permalink.

One thought on “Dan Rather says some bloggers are journalists

Leave a Reply