Am I a Blogger or a Journalist? (Or Both?)

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Bloggers seem to be having an identity crisis. Are they journalists? Are they diary-keepers? Are they both? 

With the rise in popularity of blogging and of social media networks, scholars have begun to take the above questions into serious consideration. However, few, if any, can claim a to have a concrete answer. Jill Rettberg tackles these questions in chapter four of her book, Blogging, entitled “Citizen Journalists?” Her research reveals that a majority of bloggers do not view themselves as journalists, but that blogging and journalism certainly have a relationship.

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