Reaction to Senator’s attempt to define “Real Journalism”

Here is the link to the article.

This article upsets me because it shows that lawmakers are still ignorant of the changing world around them and how that has changed reporting. Citizen journalism is at an all-time high and they contribute stories without pay. CNN’s has an entire section of their site dedicated to citizen journalism called, “iReport.” Also, everyone on social media is a reporter when they see something with their own eyes and tweet it, Instagram it or make a Facebook status. Defining journalists as those who are paid for their work is a very narrow view of a increasingly broad field where the grey are is growing at a rapid pace. I write for The Ithacan on campus for no pay…should I not be protected by the shield law?


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