Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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,

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.
and this is what blogging means [also from wikipedia],

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.

However, I blog out of passion and as a hobby but I am still interested in journalism. Journalism as in something you see from the newspaper or magazine.

Journalism spells excitement and adventure to me. It is something I am really interested in but I know little of it. I might search about and read it's definition but I want to know what really goes on behind it. Hence, here is the main point to this post which is The Star BRATs programme 2010.

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.

However, my life long goal is to be a writer. I want to become a journalist while I still have the youth and energy in me but what happens when I retire? [I know its a bit too early to talk about retirement but better late than sorry] I want to write, I want to inspire people with what I write. Hence, my journey begins here, blogging, journalism and writing.

but right now, I must go through one important chapter in life first, SPM 2010.

Inspired to inspire


Ju Ann said...

Hey babe! Dream big! You'll succeed :D

Stefanie said...

Nice bumping into your blog, or else I wouldn't know about there's a book fest this week! Thank you!!! Anyway, hope your dream comes true!

dblchin (double chin) said...

way to go! let inspiration take over anything any everything~

-JayLeo™- said...

you were wiv BRATS too?
lol ! and and and.... u're sitting for SPM this year? I thought u've done wiv it. paiseh

Amy said...

@Ju Ann Thanks XD
@Stefanie Your welcome and thanks XD
@dblchin Haha, okay XD
@JayLeo Haha, going to BRATs on Sat and yup, SPM T_T

-JayLeo™- said...

have fun yea ! =p

Amy said...


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