Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Are journalists also "artists" by definition?
Bostwiki takes on the question, “Are journalists artists?”
The question is provocative because journalists are maligned as not having “skin in the game” (when combat reporters definitely do, and at one time the Army had a journalism corps).
Bostwiki (now 27) says, not really. Journalists are technicians. Look, for example, at the work of Ford Fischer on News2Share, where he films what people really do, without passing judgment on anyone.
But journalists can be artists as a separate occupation or mission.