Can of worms anyone? From Twitter:
DEFINITION: Bloggers – write about what they are passionate about. Journos – write about what other people are passionate about. (SilkCharm)
Remind me again, what do journalists add to our filtering and discoverability process? I’m not talking about the type of journos who create original content by living undercover somewhere, risking life and limb to break stories. But stay at home types who interview a few people – compare them to bloggers who live above covers, risking life and limb to bring their true blogger stories.
Do you want “objectivity” – stories filtered, nay watered down, for public consumption? Or do you want “passion” – stories spoken from the heart complete with emotional tugs, tirades and misspellings? Is there a place for both?