Yak Topic/Personal: Blogging vs Journalism
I have been blogging for a while now and then it struck me to write on this topic. Is blogging journalism? First of all, as stated by wikipedia journalism is,
and this is what blogging means [also from wikipedia],Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry. Besides covering organizations and institutions such as government and business, journalism also covers cultural aspects of society such as arts and entertainment. The field includes jobs such as editing, photojournalism, and documentary.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (Video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
I am very much confused but I can tell you one thing which is, I enjoy blogging a lot. Blogging is not just a hobby, it is a passion. My tag line is inspired to inspire and I created Especial Thoughts to deliver this tag line with a new concept called the Yak Movement.
The Star has organized a young journalist workshop for the longest time even before I was born. This workshop is called BRATs which stands for Bright, Roving, Annoying, Teenagers. I submitted my essay in the beginning of the year after my father told me about it. I jumped at the chance and luckily I was chosen. Therefore, I will be able to finally experience journalism and hopefully come up with a conclusion to this topic.
Inspired to inspire