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Is a blogger a “journalist”?

On February 16, 2011 By Jordan Teague

To foster a free and independent press, most states protect the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources through “shield” laws.  When these statutes were drafted decades ago, they had “journalists” of traditional media outlets in mind.  But in the information age, is a blogger a “journalist”?

The New Jersey State Supreme Court recently heard arguments [...]

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Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was victorious this week against blog TheDirty.com in her lawsuit for libel and defamation.

TheDirty.com touts itself as the “world’s first ever reality blogger” who is “all about gossip and satire.” The site’s posts primarily criticize and disparage pictures of girls wearing provocative clothing. Along with [...]

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