Hope for all UK bloggersMany have cried "that's ok for journalists but what about the rest of us?"
I believe that this is great news for many more than National Union of Journalists (NUJ) journalists.
I blog therefore I am (a journalist)Because of this blog I class myself as a journalist. The guidance given by the MET doesn't include a definition of what a journalist is, and I see no reason why the widely accepted notion that many bloggers are journalists should not apply.
To make it clear, I intend to design, print and laminate a journalists badge to wear when the occasion demands. For me, that is any time when I'm out and about with my camera. I am, after all, a photojournalist by the mere fact of being a blogger who posts photos.
My purpose may be to record places or sights for historic record purposes, architectural interest or as a photo essay with an art bent. These and many other purposes are, to me, journalistic endeavours, making me or any exponent, a journalist.
Do you see any flaw in that?
comment / discussion welcome