Several weeks ago, I sat in a CLE where a judge made a joke about bloggers being journalists, and about 200 attorneys snickered. Yes, how could bloggers possibly think that they are journalists!? Perhaps the attorneys simply laughed because it was a judge making the joke, but I doubt it.
Journalists can blog, and not all bloggers are journalists. I can agree with that statement. The part that I took offense to was that a room full of attorneys scoffed at the notion that blogging is a valid form of writing/journalism. The legal industry has always been chronically behind the times, but in this fast-paced, technological world, we need to pick up the pace.
Look at CNN. They’ve devoted a whole section of their website to bloggers. Look at Huffington Post. Look at Law.com.
Let’s move into the modern age together, folks. I’m not suggesting that we all start blogging our little hearts out (it’s not for everybody), but as a group, let’s start respecting a medium that the rest of the world has already validated.