Monday, August 26, 2013

Bloggers As Journalists: A Minor Musing

David Montgomery reports that Judge Vince Foley has ruled that bloggers are journalists:
"I am of the opinion that… bloggers in their vein are journalists in the modern sense of the word," Foley said.
Given that situation involves "a prominent blogger" and the fact that South Dakota doesn't have shield laws, I don't know what impact the designation will have. I hope Foley's decision will grant South Dakota bloggers a bit more First Amendment protection as part of the free press than they currently have.

On the other hand, maybe the best bloggers can hope for is their own TV show with a cool opening like this one from my distant youth.

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