How Equal are Journalists and Bloggers?

Whom should I ask?
In the unverified digital world, are journalists and bloggers equal?
One thing I’m sure of: bloggers are mostly their own editors. And that means more freedom
‘…Journalists will attempt to use primary sources for information whereas bloggers “typically” may rely on secondary, or already published sources. The problem here is that as self-identified journalists have made the transition from daily print to continuous 24/7 online news, they themselves have had to learn what it actually means to report and comment on news in a digital world. Here, it is not clear that the journalists have had any particular advantage over bloggers. They have had to learn new skills and the news organisations they work for have had to adapt to new ways of collecting and reporting news. In fact, given that a blogger’s natural medium is digital, the advantage in many cases could be said to rest with the bloggers…’

Why Saying ‘Ask me Anything’ Could Go Horrible
7 Reddit AMAs That Went Horribly Wrong
By Yohana Desta

‘Before you say “ask me anything,” you should really mean anything.

‘That’s one of the many life lessons Reddit has taught us. The online community and self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet” has created a popular series called “Ask Me Anything,” a Q&A format hosted by celebrities, activists, regular citizens with interesting stories and more.

‘Whether it’s a famous actor dodging questions or a rocker getting trolled, here are seven of the best worst Reddit AMAs of all time…’

Connect with your friends from multiple social networks
‘So you’re one of those socially connected types who spend, let’s say, a fair amount of time online communicating with business associates, friends, and family. The problem is your companions are spread across different networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and with all that to keep track of, conversations can become confusing. Wouldn’t it be convenient to be able to video chat with friends and colleagues—plus a potentially wider group of people who share your interests—all in one place? WeCam, a brand new app for iOS and Android, which debuted at Macworld/iWorld on Wednesday, combines a video chat function with the three most popular social networks…’

A Sample of Churnalism Warning
‘Uh-oh… this article might be churnalism – 1 matches found
(Click to highlight matching text)
Russian officials switch from iPads to Samsung over security concerns
26th March 2014
news article from The Guardian’


About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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