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Federal Shield Bill: A New Hope for Old Media

Brad Chase | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

A federal media shield bill is moving to the Senate floor and neither political party is happy. Conservative hawks are calling it another White House distraction from a failed foreign policy. Free speech advocates decry the government licensing of journalists.

A Big Win For Bloggers

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media

(Adds statement from Obsidian attorney, paragraphs 5-6) By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A blogger is ent...

The Real Danger in That Bloggers-Aren't-Journalists Ruling

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Judge Hernandez's ruling is dangerous not because he doesn't believe bloggers are journalists. Rather, it's dangerous because he believes journalists comprise a special class who are entitled to more constitutional rights than the rest of society.