According to Pressthink: Defined as news gathered when you walk away from your computer and go out and walk from place to place gathering news from multiple sources or events. It is still considered reporting at its highest form, the God whom  all true journalists worship. Picking up the phone and calling people is a close second, getting facts off the Internet is a distant third. Linking to someone elses story and publishing how you feel about it isn’t real journalism.  I do some shoe leather stuff over at Valley&Bluff, and lot of navel gazing over at The Peoria Pundit.