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Almost Real

Congress passes a law helping to solidify the position of bloggers as “real” journalists. Could be a step in the right direction. Still has to get signed by Mr. Bush but perhaps it will. We’ll see.

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  • hayvanlar
    October 25, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for all

  • resim
    October 5, 2008 at 1:03 am

    it is really almost real 😉

  • apparentlywasted
    November 17, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Bush won’t sign it. It’s going to lead to everyone making a blog, and then using there journalistic freedoms to go to Cuba, private property, etc. Even I don’t support this bill, we’re writing about toast on the internet, not the New York Times.

  • Sanity For Sale
    November 16, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Sounds like a kind of good news. Though someone was right to say it would be bad news for people who don’t understand libel and slander. I am one of those people unfortunately. I’m just praying to god they don’t start harassing bloggers here in the west as well as everywhere else.

  • LP
    November 13, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    A blogger should not be equated with a journalist. Then again, I find blogs tend to be more informative then journalists as blogs rarely undergo censure and typically do not have to conform to the pressures of the journalistic world.

  • jmscharff2
    November 13, 2007 at 6:39 am

    I agree this is not the right direction to go in. If I were a journalist I would be insulted that I spent years in college getting a degree and then a bunch of kids were all journalists just becuase they write on a blog. Having a blog does not make you a journalist it makes you someone who wants to speak their opinions about a topic. This is the completely wrong direction for bloggers.

  • brokenbokken
    November 9, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    So this is what Pelosi thinks is more important than impeaching Bush and/or Cheny? huh…

  • Justin
    November 8, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Wow what a good idea I guess our parliament here in Canada did not do it.

  • Murphy Klasing
    November 7, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Yea! I’m a journalist now. As soon as it passes I’ll update my profile at my law firm to include “Journalist” Now, the next thing to do is start drawing a lot of buildings and publishing them on my blog–then maybe I can become an Architect. Oh the dreams I have.

  • Uchral
    November 6, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    this is just… ok i think but just little terrific

  • hoganfe
    November 3, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    That is terrific news!

  • Brent
    November 3, 2007 at 8:38 am

    What a joke! So the 12 year old girl who writes in her blog, is now considered a “real” journalist?

    Most “real” journalists already have blogs. Besides, don’t you think that Congress has more important things to think about now — like perhaps how to protect our country while at war?

  • Matthew
    November 2, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    This should be interesting for students like myself wanting to possibly be journalists as it could help us develop the skills of a journalist (for example if we go around collecting news and then put it on a blog)

  • verticalx
    October 30, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Yeah I wonder how this might affect casual bloggers.

  • wittybanter
    October 30, 2007 at 10:19 am

    How is this a step in the “right” direction? It’s like saying Congress can make me a doctor, though I haven’t been to med school and well, I am not a doctor. I have watched a lot of ER and Grey’s Anatomy so therefore I must be qualified. Bloggers are no more journalists as than I am a doctor.

  • resim
    October 28, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Testando, pra ver se eu posso postar sem ser registrado.

  • TR
    October 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Not such good news for all those who don’t know what technically qualifies as libel or slander.

  • customessaymeister
    October 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Great News for all those who loves blogging and if Mr. Bush passes this one then it may increase the volume of writers as well as content.

  • Júlio
    October 25, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Testando, pra ver se eu posso postar sem ser registrado.