I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the question of what a “journalist” actually is, and how what I do in print differs from what I do on line, and also how it differs from what others do on line who one might not traditionally think of as journalists, but who are doing things that have some similarities to what I do. (Yeah, Coco and Johnny, that means you.)
So here’s a case in point. First, in print, I’m all formal and serious about an Important Issue of the Day. “Yeah, John, but what do you Really Think?” That’s where the elbows fly out and spit runs down my chin. Not a pretty sight.