Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bloggers 'Probably Not' Considered Journalists

Richard Lugar, co-sponsor of a proposed shield law for journalists, has said that Bloggers would 'probably not' be considered journalists according to Publishers Weekly.
Lugar emphasized, however, that debate is not yet closed on how to define a journalist under the proposed law.

'As to who is a reporter, this will be a subject of debate as this bill goes farther along,' he said in response to a question from Washington Post Deputy Managing Editor Milton Coleman. 'Are bloggers journalists or some of the commercial businesses that you here would probably not consider real journalists? Probably not, but how do you determine who will be included in this bill?'"
Hm. Am I a journalist? I never really considered it.

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