October 28, 2008

Crittenden on the Fathomless Bogosity of Journalists


"Journalist" is a bogus word for people who are trying to make it sound like this wretched business is something exalted, something professional, something that requires arcane, secret knowledge hard come by. All things it never was, as amply demonstrated on a regular basis by some of the best in the business working at some of the finest publications in the nation. Yes, there are some skills, knacks and tricks of the trade. It helps to be familiar with stuff like - your subject matter, the English language , telephones and computers. Bloggers, untrained, in a couple of years have shown that millions upon millions of dollars have been wasted in this country on journalism degrees. - Jules Crittenden » Embarrassment
Posted by Vanderleun at October 28, 2008 8:15 PM
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Just so!

Posted by: Jimmy J. at October 28, 2008 9:18 PM

When I was in journalism school, I was never once told that journalism was a "profession." It is really a craft or a trade, but certainly not a profession. Medicine is a profession, law is a profession, but not reportage. Thus is not demean reporters (after all, they're doing quite well demeaning themselves these days), it is to be more precise in language and meaning than is usually the case.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at October 29, 2008 7:34 AM