In our recent exclusive post about WTVJ banning SFLTV.com from their newsroom, I wrote the following:
“Our writers, content producers, and administration are, in fact by definition, journalists.”
SFLTV.com stumbled upon this Tweet by a WTVJ morning producer named Tammy Delgado. You can follow her Twitter account here.
First (and let me make this very clear), we’re not saying this Tweet is about us. It would be rather cocky of me to think that Ms. Delgado even reads our site on a daily basis. But her disapproval for us is clear. Because our comments are un-moderated, and the sole opinion of the commenter AND NOT SFLTV.com, some unpleasant things have been said. The level of disapproval from her of our site is clear. In fact, she’s even blocked us from following her on Twitter:
As a lesson to those who may be unclear about the definition of a journalist, here’s a refresher course.
“Journalism is the craft of conveying news, descriptive material and opinion via a widening spectrum of media. These include newspapers, magazines, radio and television, the internet and even, more recently, the mobile phone. Journalists—be they writers, editors or photographers; broadcast presenters or producers—serve as the chief purveyors of information and opinion in contemporary mass society.”
The face that some may think of when talking about journalism is outdated and false. Journalists (again, by definition) are not just local news anchors, all-platform reporters, and Nightly News correspondents. By definition, anyone providing current or past information about recent and important events are indeed, journalists.
SFLTV.com is compiled of a team of content providers, writers, and administrative team. We’ve been first to break multiple news stories about the South Florida local TV news market, notably the lay off of Kelly Craig from WTVJ. SFLTV makes all attempts to provide accurate, breaking, and exclusive content to our readers: 100% free of charge. We are indeed, a news website targeted to a very specific audience, compiled of a team of Web based journalists… at least by definition. Don’t worry, none of us have big enough heads to walk around our house’s with snooty attitudes, and a stamp on our shirt that says: “Hello, my name is: JOURNALIST.”
Disclaimer: We have no way of confirming the aforementioned tweet was about SFLTV.com, any of our writers, or any of the content on SFLTV. The material in this post should be viewed as alleged, purely satire, and unconfirmed.
Personal request: Let us try and be civil in the comments; keeping in mind the people we talk about very well may read the site. Just a thought, not a demand or moderation threat.