Mediadecoder | New York Times :: Back in December, United States District Court Judge Marco A. Hernandez created a stir by seeming to suggest that bloggers are not journalists as defined by Oregon’s shield law. The ruling came in a case involving a self-described “investigative blogger,” Crystal L. Cox. She had been sued by Kevin Padrick of the Obsidian Finance Group for defamation because she had written that he and his company had engaged in a wholesale fraud in a bankruptcy case.
In his ruling denying the motion for a new trial, the judge said that he never intended to suggest that bloggers can’t be journalists, only that Ms. Cox did not fit the definition.
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