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The journalism motivation

As mentioned in the previous chapter, the survey respondents were asked whether they considered blogging to be a form of journalism, publishing, creative writing, diary-keeping or other. The respondents were allowed to choose any number of these descriptions in combination. In 2006, 28 out of 48 (roughly equal numbers of men and women) stated that they saw blogging as a form of journalism, while in 2007, 68 out of 120 (again equal numbers of both gender and of Americans and British) agreed with this definition. In the eyes of the respondents, the concept of blogging as a form of journalism had equal merit with the other possible descriptions. Just as we saw with the idea of the diary, the definition of blogging as ...

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