Memo to GeekWire: Why would we "certify" online journalists when they have no specialized training, governing body, or any method to their work? A little blue checkmark is meaningless.

Journalists are scheming these days, trying to reclaim the power the people took away from them, and GeekWire is on the bandwagon with this silly babble:

Certifying online journalists: A bad idea whose time has come?

Why would be bother to pretend to give online hacks legitimacy? What specialized standardized training do you have that separates you from others?

None.

What governing body regulates you?

None.

What methods or techniques do you have that is unique to your profession?

None.

What do you have?

A bland logo, like all the other self-labeled "online journalists" who couldn't resurrect the dead profession of journalism.

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So let us not validate your egos by pretending you are superior to anyone else or worthy of anything to make you seem legitimate, because that little symbol or designation would be a fraud, and confirm the fact that you are fake news along with the rest.

Nice touch pretending you don't want to get a paper crown, though, but I am not buying what you are selling, you manipulative grifters...