Doc, normally that is true. But over time Diaries turned into Journals because some wanted those details in their diaries known to people. It's the emotional side of those diary writers showing themselves because they feel the need to be understood or to be heard and respected or in many cases, feel the need to teach what they know through their own experiences.
Journals were very common in their day. The freedom to express themselves in any way they see fit tends to have a powering effect on themselves and others as well. I kept journals away from Journalism for the very reason you gave. (but wanted it noted they are two parts of a whole or were at one time)
Journalism by definition is the complete opposite of Journals. (as you duly noted)
Most will write along the journalism boundary more often than they ever will a journal. In today's society, people prefer to keep emotions hidden. (I'm just not one of them)
To me, most of the things that fall under journalism are boring.
Post by WastedSpace on Jun 23, 2017 10:34:43 GMT -5
The word "journal" originally comes from the same root as "diurnal", meaning "of the day". Both journaling and journalism are essentially just writing about the day, the times, "what's up" and "what's going down". The difference? Ism. "A suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine". According to Wiktionary.
A journal is simply writing of the day.
Perhaps journalism is when the writing of the day serves a certain state, doctrine, condition, or action?
Fine Doc, I'll let you keep your point. Just keep in mind one thing... I haven't paid that close attention to the news or any journalistic avenue that I didn't read due to the heavy foot traffic on the Yak for a very long time. Emotion in writing is easy for me to ignore. Why? Because I put so much in my own writing.
But I do understand your point and after I am done laughing from just above this post, I'll state your point a little more head on. Oh look, I made a pun.
Erm... When it comes to journalism... (and this was proven a very long time ago)
No feelings/emotion should exist from the journalist. This used to be expected from the reporter once upon a time.
and Readers should remember what journalists do and keep the emotions out of it while collecting the facts.
In conclusion: (thought I did this already. )
Journals are emotion-based 80-90% of the time. Some hide their journals and some share them.
Journalism is fact-based and emotions used to not factor in. (all in the wording)
By today's standards... the two are not nearly all that different.