Chicago Tribune reporters work in difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions. They do not blog from mommy’s basement, cutting and pasting what others have reported, while putting it under a cute pen name on the Internet.
This is my real name and I’m not in a basement, but in my own home where my name is on the mortgage. Is that real enough for you?
In addition, I am a journalist who has had her work published in your paper as well as other publications.
Not all of us are lucky enough to have full-time jobs John. In fact, many of those empty desks you see all around you belong to colleagues who are in many cases blogging now. Some are doing it in a paid, professional capacity. Some are doing it to demonstrate their writing ability and some are doing it simply as a hobby, like gardening or stamp collecting. Are they in their parents’ basements stealing content as well?
Thanks so much for perpetuating a tired, old cliche.