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Bloggers are 'net Version of Sad Guys with Police Radios

This guy's going to get some flack over this (get user/pass here):

Do bloggers have the credentials of real journalists? No. Bloggers are hobby hacks, the Internet version of the sad loners who used to listen to police radios in their bachelor apartments and think they were involved in the world. ...Most bloggers are not fit to carry a reporter's notebook.
Generally, I agree with him, but there are many great bloggers out there that are probably better reporters than he is (and many good reporters who are also bloggers). Link via Romensko.

Posted by Jake on 09/29/04 @ 02:16 PM
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