everyone’s a hack

1 Nov

Bloggers are journalists, apparently.

No US court has yet weighed in with authority on the debate about whether bloggers count as journalists, but the recent federal decision from South Carolina does indicate that at least some bloggers are journalists. It’s not about the title, it’s about the content, said Judge Henry Hurlong, Jr.; a journalist turns out to be anyone who does journalism, and bloggers who do so have the same rights and privileges under federal law as the “real” journalists.

Not sure about that. They should take a look at some of the dodgy chaff that passes itself off as the cream of UK political blogging (no names, obviously).

Via. ars technica

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2 Responses to “everyone’s a hack”

  1. ashoksoni@hotmail.com November 3, 2007 at 11:56 am #

    Mr Becker, in partnership with Richard Posner, a high-octane judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, puts out http://www.Becker-Posner-blog.com, acquiring a cult following among the more thoughtful users of the web, particularly those ardent for “the economic way of looking at life”.from today’s FT.

  2. ashoksoni@hotmail.com November 3, 2007 at 11:56 am #

    Mr Becker, in partnership with Richard Posner, a high-octane judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, puts out http://www.Becker-Posner-blog.com, acquiring a cult following among the more thoughtful users of the web, particularly those ardent for “the economic way of looking at life”.from today’s FT.

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