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# 141
04-06-2013, 11:50 AM
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And yet your blurb claims to present news and developer interviews. That's called reporting, making you a reporter, which is a synonym for journalist.
No, that's always also been part of a commentator's job. Hell, it'd be impossible for them to do commentary without having some news upon which to comment.

Trying to redefine her job as something else so that you can take her to task for not meeting the standards of that OTHER job is rather unfair. It is literally her entire job to offer opinion, and you're complaining that she offers opinion.

Reporters report; commentators comment. It's what they do. It's *ALWAYS* been what they do. Attempting to redefine it now is at best self-serving.
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# 142
04-06-2013, 04:10 PM
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No, that's always also been part of a commentator's job. Hell, it'd be impossible for them to do commentary without having some news upon which to comment.

Trying to redefine her job as something else so that you can take her to task for not meeting the standards of that OTHER job is rather unfair. It is literally her entire job to offer opinion, and you're complaining that she offers opinion.

Reporters report; commentators comment. It's what they do. It's *ALWAYS* been what they do. Attempting to redefine it now is at best self-serving.
I'm not redefining anything. It's right there on her page:

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Captain's Log is now transmitting direct from Terilynn Shull every Monday, providing news, rumors, and dev interviews about Star Trek Online.
She claims to be reporting news, not providing commentary or analysis. End of story.

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# 143
04-06-2013, 04:35 PM
And I'll counter that with an actual attributed source:

http://massively.joystiq.com/editor/terilynn-shull

...which shows her title is "-Columnist-", and that she is:

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Terilynn is a Star Trek aficionado and the writer of Massively's Star Trek Online column, Captain's Log.
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# 144
04-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Well she could be all of those things. Also I'm surprised that someone got into an argument with a moderator.
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# 145
04-06-2013, 05:11 PM
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Well she could be all of those things. Also I'm surprised that someone got into an argument with a moderator.
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-----Above post is darkelofficer's---

EDIT: This conversation is too far off topic to keep it going. But, as someone who used to work for Massively, I will say that the Columnists' job description is not to be journalistic but to opine. Those that post news on the site are the journalists. Some journalists may also write columns, so their columns will contain opinions. To me, Teri's signature, because she is a columnist, just indicates that her columns will include news, interviews and rumors. /thread -Brandon

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