Blogging vs. Journalism, “Where does one stop and the other begin’ April 23rd, 2012
This is a very interesting topic about whether or not there is a fine line between the two. I think that there is honestly have many common aspects, of course depending on the material that you are dealing with. When dealing with the job of a journalist I strictly think of someone that is doing some form of an investigation about a certain individual or perhaps a certain subject. I also believe that these are things that are linked to the entertainment business where artist or actors that have the spotlight on them. When it comes to blogging this is able to cover more of a wide range of material where it can be the journalism part, while also being somewhere where you can tell your thoughts on the issue and also having the viewers being able to communicate back. For example on “http://soshable.com/pinterest-tip-vertical/” this is a blog about the correct way to use the social media tool Pinterest the best way by making the images more vertical then horizontal to increase your number of followers. This is a way for people to use pictures as the form of a post and then people that go on this site then comment about the photo. This is very important with the way that social media is being used in the world; Twitter and Facebook are both forms of blogging, is a form of logging about your personal life beings judged by who “liked” your status update. There is also another website that I put in my top five for most viewed is strictly linked to a specific area her on the Oregon State Campus that called “http://thedirty.com/category/oregon_state/page/4/ “ this is a very basic blog that does require some form of investigating to come up with the outcomes that they come up with thoughts about what type of person they are, by basically criticizing there life. This is when i think blogging steps over to the journalistic world. When dealing with strictly a journalistic point of view I think of a credible news source such a very well known source like CNN where I go to catch up on the world, “http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/22/politics/john-edwards-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_c1” this specific article is more of an update about the trouble that the ex-presidential candidate is in John Edwards is being put on trial for be charged with six felonies. You have to have a license to be a journalist and there is no way that you can react or give your point of view about the article. This is why it is hard for me to take a stand on what is what; because of the way that blogging is able to contribute to society it is a conundrum about the confusion between the two.