Big-time newspaper buys material from pretend journalist

I just made interesting sale.
Back in September, I covered a murder in Coastsider. I was first on the scene and got some great photos of the crime scene and Sheriffs at the site.
The story itself is lurid and heartbreaking. The central character, Charles Loo, is a resident of Singapore. Last week, I got a call from the Straits Times in Singapore. They wanted to buy photos that I had posted on Coastsider for use in the paper.
I’m not certain there’s anyone left who still questions whether bloggers can be journalists. At the same time, most pros still use demeaning term “citizen journalism”.
I don’t know what “citizen journalism” means, but I don’t think it’ll be too long before we can just erase the word “citizen” as a meaningless qualifier. After all, professional journalists become so objective that they’re not citizens any more?

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