As per the NY Times late this afternoon, New York’s press shield law that protects news reporters from being forced to testify regarding sources would be extended to include bloggers under a new bill.
According to the Times, the bill under consideration would expand the scope of the law to include “journalist bloggers,” with a blog defined as
“a Web site or Web page that contains an online journal containing news, comments and offers hyperlinks provided by the writer.”
I don’t usually use this space to re-post stories without additional commentary — I save that for my Linkworthy posts — but I thought this was sufficiently important. And the lack of time that I have right now prevents me from writing more.
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recruiting municipalities to sue: “class-action lawyers target online travel sites” [roger parloff, fortune, earlier]; “new york press shield law would extend to bloggers (and define blogging)” [turkewitz]; keep publishing that paper or …posted by Walter Olson @ May 22, 2009 12:08 AM