Monday, March 21, 2005

Journalists defend bloggers (for once)

The Rocky Mountain News has an editorial up, arguing that bloggers should be protected under the same shield laws that journalists are. Favorite quote: "In a free country, news is what consumers and journalists say it is." In other words, let's not even bother with the debate over whether bloggers are journalists; as long as they're providing what the public considers "news," they should get the same rights either way. (Thanks to Steve Rubel for pointing this out.)