Bloggers Are Not Journalists Rules Portland Judge – 10,000 Words

It also brings up the issue of who defines journalism. Certainly, the definition of journalism has broadened with the Internet, and surely we have gotten over this blogger vs. journalist discussion a while ago. Jay Rosen at PressThink wrote an essay entitled, “Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over,” back in 2005. But, he writes, “The issue may be fading, but the conflict remains.” Though Rosen argues this from a psychological perspective, it is also applicable on an institutional level. In this case, a court conflicts with a blogger. The laws of one state conflict with another. Even other bloggers have questioned Cox’s journalistic legitimacy.

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