David Lat, Managing Editor of AboveTheLaw.com was interviewed by Virginia Law Weekly.
VLW: What do you see as the difference between a “blogger” and a “journalist”?
Lat: At this point, I don’t see a huge difference. A few years ago, there may have been a greater difference between a blogger and journalist, but now, I think you can describe a blogger as an online journalist.
Let me help Lat out. A journalist is a fancy word for a news reporter. A blogger is a gadfly. Lat and I are both bloggers. Mostly, we dish about other people’s news stories. Sometimes we use our Google Fu to come up with something that the real reporters missed. But we rarely pick up the phone and we do most of our work in our skivvies.
Mind you, I like Lat’s blog and have included it in my list of Sites that Don’t Bite. But in this respect, he’s just putting on airs.