“Diurnal” and “Journal” were both used for periodicals in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the latter term “Journal” is now more specifically applied to learned publications or reviews.
Some people wrote so many comments on the happenings or events of the day and spread their views on printed papers that they could make a living from it. As observers, reporters and commentators on the rest of society, they became known as journalists and got to receive a unique status that justified their occasional designation as the “Fourth Estate.”
The importance of those diary writers, bloggers and journalists was to bring the world in view and picture it from a neutral or from a specific or personal view. Though not receiving money for my scribbles, I want to share some of my thoughts and impressions, because I think it is important to bring those matters looked at, in front of the footlights. Also, on “Some View on the world“, an attempt is made to present some, or just a few, of the main events of the day that I think are worthy of discussion or reflection. At “Marcus Ampe’s Space” I will then go deeper into some specific topics and present more in-depth texts.
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