Regular_Joe - 1:14 am on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I make my money writing articles and posting them to my websites. I've been doing it for years, and sometimes I've been read by more than 250,000 people per month. Sometimes my articles get picked up by Google news and other sites, and my website's been mentioned on a ton of sites.
So, I'm definitely a web publisher... Does that make me a journalist?
I don't think so. I think I have to be reporting on something news worthy to be an actual journalist/reporter. What I'm doing is editorializing. I'm airing my bents and biases on things I see and hear, but I'm not reporting on actual happening events, which is what I think of as the quintessential requirement to being a reporter. (You're actually reporting on something, not editorializing.)
What are your thoughts on this?