A Problematic Test Case for Bloggers As Journalists

Friday, April 06, 2012


In November, an Oregon Federal court awarded a $2.5 million judgment against a blogger named Crystal Cox for defamation. In his opinion, the judge took controversial positions about whether bloggers deserved the protections granted to traditional journalists. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Trevor Timm tells Bob that even though the judgment against Cox may be warranted, that opinion could set dangerous precedents for all online journalists.


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Duncan from 30080

I just received a link to this page, "A Problematic Test Case for Bloggers As Journalists" in response to a suggestion I'd sent earlier concerning your coverage on Uganda.

I really don't understand why this link is relevant to my note which I've copied and included below:

In the interest of fair and balanced news and realizing the elite of any particular country is not responsible for solving ALL of their country's ills, I would still like to ask you to do a story on some of these folks in addition to the features you air on their 'starving masses': http://www.ugandapicks.com/2011/11/3-most-richest-ugandans.html ; something really is 'rotten in Uganda' when these individuals (including clergy) seem to have no interest in the welfare of the ordinary citizens of their country.

I know.., I know.., it sounds familiar regarding a certain political party in this country also.


Could you please explain the connection between my comment on your coverage of Uganda and the link you sent?


Apr. 29 2012 08:09 PM

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