Bloggers have rights (but as journalist?)

Via boing-boing, I came across this article, “Bloggers Have Rights Too,” written by Detroit-city congressman John Conyers. Among other things, Conyers writes “Bloggers should be classified as journalists and given First Amendment protections based on the function they perform, not the form of their transmissions. Properly understood, the First Amendment applies to all those who report with journalistic integrity–offline or online.”

I don’t really consider myself a “journalist,” but I do think of myself exercising my First Amendment rights in a very modest way. Anyway, interesting piece.

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