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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by educated_foo (3106) on 2003.08.26 13:40 (#23508) Journal
    Blogging may not be journalism, but it can certainly help journalism [dailykos.com] by allowing a journalist to see much more than would be possible with just his/her own reporting. In part, the paid journalist becomes a BS filter on the "blogosphere".

    Granted, most people's blogs (like most people's lives) are mostly mundane, and therefore not useful in this way. But then again, people blogging about their day-to-day lives are probably not deluded enough to think they are recording their genius for posterity. Not everyone takes himself so seriously...

    /s

    • Re:Journalism (Score:3, Informative)

      Blogging may not be journalism, but it can certainly help journalism by allowing a journalist to see much more than would be possible with just his/her own reporting.

      Yes, a reporter sees much more about an accident by interviewing witnesses than by just looking at the accident itself. :-) That doesn't make them unique or interesting, it makes them common, which, I suppose, in a little computer world where most of what happens is inconsequential, is an accomplishment.
      • Okay, that was depressing all around. At least (1) I'm not a journalism student, and (2) it's now possible to avoid advertorials almost entirely by getting your news online (through junkbuster) from the NYT or Guardian. But still, lousy journalism's just one more "debt" that will be coming back to kick us sharply in our collective nads.

        /s