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Jay Rosen on the Term “Blogger”

Jayrosen.jpgWe accosted media critic and journalism professor at NYU Jay Rosen in the hallway at Netroots Nation.

We asked Rosen what he thought of the term “blogger” and how there is not a word to distinguish a journalist who blogs and a numbnut who blogs.

“Blogger will become such a broad term it will lose all meaning,” he told FBLA.

So in five years will “blogger” be synonymous with “writer?” Will telling someone you’re a blogger need the same follow up question as there is for when you tell someone you’re a writer?

Jay Rosen seems to think so.

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