There is a thin line between fashion journalists and fashion bloggers and I often ask myself which line do I stand in? Bloggers have come to the center of every industry including technology, food and even health. They seem to have a distinct message, push a different culture and reach a different audience but journalists eh they run the world. As I studied abroad in Santiago, Chile I realized that journalists are expected to expose what is going on the world. Journalists are EXPECTED to tell the truth and bloggers are expected to have an opinion.
Social media plays a major role in the blogger craze because all you need is a hostage to connect with the rest of the world in whatever industry you are apart of.
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Bloggers connect faster through social media through journalists because they tend to post more.
Fashion Bloggers ( in my opinion) reach the pulse of the culture more because they are apart of it. The idea of blogging is not to report but to keep the culture. Fashion Bloggers have become extremely affluent and even start to see in some front rows at many fashion weeks. If you know your fashion you know attending any show during fashion week is amazing and everyone does not get to do it ; ( I will one day).
But now bloggers can; the fashion world is changing as we know it. Many people are asking where does your loyalty lie? Bloggers or Journalists?
As a fashion lover I could never choose; I love both fields. I respect both there are many fashion bloggers and journalists who bring different things to the fashion table. I believe that magazines deserve journalists and online content deserve the bloggers. Bloggers create a buzz that stick out in your mind where as journalists research a story that take time, skill and effort. I also believe that great fashion bloggers deserve a seat at the fashion round table with people like Anna Wintour; Leon Van Talley, Rachel Zoe and many other fashion legends.
Clearly no one wants bloggers to flourish in the journalism world; but we can not deny their ever pushing culture. I guess that is why they have different name and we go to them for different reasons?
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Are fashion bloggers real journalists?
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