Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blogs Not Legitimate News Source?

Do blogs deserve journalism shield laws to protect a source. Not according to the Judge deciding this slander case. This lawsuit raises some important questions about blogging. Read the article and the comments, which are very interesting.

"the judge has now ruled that Hale is not protected by shield laws because she has "no connection to any legitimate news publication." This is troubling for a variety of reasons. First, it leaves open entirely to interpretation what exactly is a "legitimate news publication." "