Similarities between Bloggers and Journalists
Before writing this Post, I found many debates on the web that all bloggers are journalist or not , I think there are many similarities between bloggers and journalists, but still all bloggers are not journalists, Journalism is a profession where a Journalist brings news or information in front of people by using various media like newspaper, television, radio etc. Similarly in blogging a blogger crack news and produce information about a particular topic in front of Internet Users.
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Proper research is very crucial to do anything perfectly, both bloggers and journalist always do proper research before publishing any story, it’s a subject of their reputation if people find the story is false then their career will spoil by their own mistake, that’s why they always take care of everything before writing or publishing anything, they collect proper substantiation of what they are writing. For an example a blogger writes about some review of a website so he explores information about that website and also collect feedback from the users of that website, similarly when a journalist works on a report related to public issue then he discusses everything with the public and collect full information about the story.
What is Happening
A blogger and journalist always keep eye on current events and happenings in their respective areas, like if you are a tech blogger you always keep your eyes on latest gadget launches and new web services, and we all know journalist do the same with the other media frame, finds latest news about the world and it can be anything if a journalist is a war correspondent then he/she will cover war news and everything related that war its history how it happens etc.
Journalist are famous for creating controversies to create huge impact on people, they always try to make news from small things and get large benefits , similarly all bloggers always find things to create controversial posts. A post which is against some people and in favor of some, Conversial post can start an endless discussion on Comments by which they get really huge benefits from the articles.
A journalist and a blogger both are free to write and explore news, they can do any thing to show the truth in front of their followers and viewers, for example if you are a blogger, then you don’t have to answer someone, you are free to do your work from home or any other place, you don’t have any concern person, and we all know the freedom of Media and Journalist, although a journalist also has a concern person but they are free to do their work in any ways.
Both bloggers and journalist influence people with their own style and way of presenting themselves in front of the world, a blogger always influenced others with his skills, earnings and by many other ways, when I was thinking of starting a new blog I was influenced by Amit Aggarwal(Labnol.org) and Harsh Aggarwal(Shoutmeloud.com), Still many people influencing me daily whenever I visit someones blog and find something really interesting.
Many bloggers conduct interviews with successful blogger to show their success journey and to find some useful tips from them about blogging and their lifestyle, likewise journalist also interview people to get more information about them.
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My Final verdict
I think some special kind of blogging is the part of journalism but still very different from proper journalism , many people do for their passion and of course to earn money also, but still blogging is the way to represent something new in front of all others and same thing a journalist do.
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