Amateur Journalism

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From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
Technically includes any form of publishing where monetary gain is not the primary motive. With us, it means publishing fanzines of any type or, by extension, writing for and illustrating them. Fans sometimes use this valuable expression when asked what their hobby is by someone who wouldn't understand about fandom; and, indeed, fan activity is amateur journalism -- plus. The manufacture and distribution of our mimeoed and dittoed leaflets is one of the most important characteristics of our hobby