Telling the whole world you love flirting will not work with employers, warns CAROL ODERO
In journalism – a profession I critiqued, eventually getting absorbed by it – I am referred to as a scribe.
But if there is one thing it can be blamed for, that would not be its ability to embrace change.
Kenya’s post-election madness has brought to the fore the rise of the citizen reporter. What the mainstream media were afraid to say, the bloggers minced no words. The birth of the mysterious, faceless and more often than not partisan blogger can be said to be two things. An act of supreme bravery or cowardice, because you can say anything without fear of being traced, and the death of researched copy.
There is yet to be a Kenyan case lodged over an Internet story. However to their credit, bloggers are moving from using web pages as journals and are now becoming what academicians like to call the new and changing face of journalism. When the rest of the world clamps down on a story, they relentlessly persist, keeping alive content that is no longer in the mainstream media.