: Romenesko keeps trying to insist he’s not a blogger but he sure sounds like one – a snarky one at that — with this link to the post below that mentions a Museum of Television and Radio Media Center event:
Don’t you hate it when journalists get together and refuse to share their brilliant ideas?
Well, the rules aren’t mine. But I wonder whether they would have gotten leaders of big organizations there with the promise that a snarky blogger (like, oh, Romenesko) was in their midst. I’m as transparent as we get — so see-through I could wear the emperor’s new clothes and you wouldn’t notice (think about it) — but even I have to acknowledge that sometimes, people get together to just talk without worrying about how they say what they say. This wasn’t journalists meeting with officials off the record; this was journalists meeting with journalists about the business of journalism. And I will respect the rules of engagement. So I blogged my own thoughts, not those of others. When a commenter snarked below about a blogger attending an off-the-record session, I said that I have off-the-record meetings every day. They’re called conversations. I didn’t blog every meeting with my boss and we’re both journalists. I don’t blog every conversation with my wife because, well, as my father says, His mother didn’t raise any idiot sons (think about it). I didn’t blog about my new professional endeavors before it was time. Though I know that it may be hard to imagine, even for a bloggers, Some of life is simply off-the-record or, if you prefer, not for blogging or publication.