My journalism students studied social media last semester, and I introduced the course with a blog post asking the question: “What’s one difference between a blogger and a journalist?”
One way I promote my articles is to post them on relevant LinkedIn groups, and this article is still generating discussions four months later:
The article was posted to more than a dozen groups and there were interesting discussions on several, especially MEDIA JOBS and ONLINE REPORTERS AND EDITORS.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating conversations evolved on the Media Jobs group where 30 comments have been posted and nine centered around whether bloggers have the same rights as journalists, especially in the area of libel::
One commenter, James Craig, wrote that he learned a lot from the discussion. Did you?
What do you think?