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52% of bloggers in US consider themselves as journalists: Study

According to a study by PR Newswire and PRWeek, 52 per cent of bloggers in US consider themselves as journalists but only 20 per cent derive the majority of their income from their blog work.

The study also reveals that while 91 per cent of bloggers and 68 per cent of online reporters use blogs for research, only 35 per cent of newspaper and 38 per cent of print magazine journalists use blogs for research purposes.

According to a study by PR Newswire and PRWeek, 52 per cent of bloggers in US consider themselves as journalists but only 20 per cent derive the majority of their income from their blog work.

The study also reveals that while 91 per cent of bloggers and 68 per cent of online reporters use blogs for research, only 35 per cent of newspaper and 38 per cent of print magazine journalists use blogs for research purposes.

It was also found that 64 per cent of bloggers and 36 per cent of online reporters in US employ Twitter as a research tool. On the other hand, only 19 per cent of newspaper reporters and 17 per cent of print magazine reporters said they use Twitter for research.

“Heavier workloads, shorter deadlines, and increased competition are causing journalists to seek out new sources of information to help them get their jobs done, including social networks,” Erica Iacono, executive editor, PRWeek, has said.

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10 thoughts on “52% of bloggers in US consider themselves as journalists: Study”

  1. Dear Rajesh/Satrajit,
    What

    Dear Rajesh/Satrajit,

    What do you guys consider yourselves? You are neither a blog, nor a portal. So are you people content managers or journalists?

  2. In any case there is a thin
    In any case there is a thin line dividing reporting facts and blogging. You can have an opinin to blog on based on the news you wish to reveal.

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