Are bloggers journalists?

I disagree with those whose definition of ‘journalist’ requires me to be employed by a media company. I find that definition is problematic because the owners of media companies are, quite often, not themselves journalists. In fact, media owners may have embedded political and corporate interests that negatively affect journalists’ truth-telling ability.

If you know this to be true, my fellow journalists, why are you telling me that in order to be one of us, I have to work for one of them?

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