Food & Travel

Mar 14, 2014

Food fight: it’s forks at 20 paces for journos and bloggers

Food bloggers are crashing into the industry previously dominated by professional critics, and it's ruffling some feathers. Don't they deserve freebies like the "real" journos?

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Food bloggers are becoming serious industry players and are crashing the party previously dominated by professional journalists. Without the editorial strictures and ethical guidelines imposed by news organisations, food bloggers’ integrity is being called into question — but is it just sour grapes?

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6 thoughts on “Food fight: it’s forks at 20 paces for journos and bloggers

  1. Peter Evans

    Food blogging is right up the narcissistic, boring-as-watching-paint-dry end of the internet content universe. Your opinion may be different, but I can’t abide the supercilious vacuity of fetishising food. Food is for pleasure and sustenance and the moment, and every other piece of cultural baggage that get’s draped over it is a huge waste of time and energy.

  2. Bill Street

    I don’t see why either deserve freebies. How can someone objectively say if the meal is worth what you pay for if they don’t?

  3. Will

    Pretty risible to affect such airs of integrity when you work at a debased vanity publication like The Australian. I mean, unless you’re Anthony Bourdain, it is probably true that your food writing has zero literary or cultural significance so spare us the affected nonsense that this is a serious endeavour. At least bloggers are nominally connected to the real world.

  4. AR

    Over 1,300 hundred vacuous words!!

  5. Simon Russ

    I look forward to a time when every second person is one a television educated expert on either food or real estate.

  6. Simon Russ

    I look forward to a time when every second person is not a television educated expert on either food or real estate.

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