The line between blogging and journalism is fuzzy, and bloggers have been sued for making statements that a trained journalist would know not to make. The Society of Professional Journalists offers training sessions for bloggers who want to know what journalists know.
People are practicing journalism through blogs, Web site production and
interaction with sites maintained by mainstream news organizations.
They are contributing to the world’s 24/7 news cycle, making it easy
and accessible for more of us to be in the know.
The Society of Professional Journalists believes the world benefits
from more news coverage, not less. Through its Citizen Journalism
Academy, SPJ seeks to help everyone wanting to practice journalism to
do so accurately, ethically and fairly. The Society aims to help
participants understand how responsible practices could increase their
reach and help them have strong journalistic reputations within their
communities and around the world.