Much of what you know about the “bloggers aren’t journalists” case is wrong

Dec 30, 11

Kevin Goldberg, PPP Board member and special counsel at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., published a piece for the American Society of News Editors about a recent federal court ruling out of Oregon.

“The Internet exploded in umbrage last week when a federal court ruled that blogger Crystal Cox doesn’t qualify for protection as a journalist under the Oregon shield law. But a close examination of the judge’s opinion reveals that the online anger over his interpretation of the shield law is largely misplaced. ASNE counsel Kevin Goldberg explains.”

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