Comments: CMP Media, Google News, blocking report

mitch, i'm a journalist (visiting from where "nobody" reads your comments) and i'm reading you!

and by publishing what amounts to a journal online you are, ipso facto, a journalist. you do not need a degree on the wall, or even a printing press down the hall.

you just need a sense of fair play, a willingness to be personally insulted but STILL write fairly, and, if you really want to go the whole hog, a deadline that causes you to sweat blood periodically. go hard!

jason brown
freelance reporter
798 ara maire nui dr.
cook islands

ps: i haven't looked into it properly, but i bet a search of early journalism would find that the term 'journalist' was something invented by some snot-nose society toff, burning up daddy's estate money to produce a monthly journal on events at court, and who thought 'reporter' sounded too common (:|

Posted by jason brown at June 25, 2004 03:28 PM