Lawyer Edwin Lacierda teaches at the FEU Institute of Law. He is also a guest lecturer at the De La Salle University. Here are transcripts of my interview with him. Lacierda runs the San Juan Gossip Mills Outlet at lacierda.blogspot.com. Here are the transcripts of my e-mail interview with him.
Max: Professor Jay Rosen of the New York University said early this year that the question of bloggers vs. journalists is over. He says the “question now isn’t whether blogs can be journalism. They can be, sometimes. It isn’t whether bloggers “are” journalists. They apparently are, sometimes.” Do you agree with his statement? Do you see yourself as journalists in the mold of reporters producing original news content or more of opinion writers who comment on news items?
Ed: To the extent that bloggers have the necessary resources to carry out reporting and what would otherwise be the province of journalism, the answer is yes. In the absence of those resources, a blogger would probably be more comfortable being an opinion writer and rely on the broadsheets for the newsfeed.