What makes a good tech journalist?

With bloggers and industry veterans now rising to fame in the newsroom, is IT expertise and specialist knowledge more valuable than news experience?

Tech journalism may be growing in leaps and bounds but the simultaneous rise of the blog-o-sphere and fall of the traditional media has left many pondering one question: what makes a good tech journalist and what are the skills needed for the job?

It’s an important issue due to rapid shifts in the news industry. Bloggers and tech industry veterans are now rising to fame in the newsroom, despite their supposed lack of journalistic experience.

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