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Meyer, Robinson. “U.S. Court: Bloggers Are Journalists.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 21 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Oct. 2014.

This article is about how the court systems sees bloggers, according too the Ninth Circuit they are journalists. The case was centered around the first amendment and free speech. There is a blogger named Crystal Cox who was “defaming” Obsidian Finance by saying they were money launderers. The summary of the article is that defamation only occurs when dealing with facts, Cox said her sources were private and could not be revealed. This was important because she said specifically that they a “First Amendment distinction between the institutional press and other speakers is unworkable: “With the advent of the Internet and the decline of print and broadcast media . . . the line between the media and others who wish to comment on political and social issues becomes far more blurred.” This protects all bloggers and not just journalists. This means in the eyes of the law, bloggers are journalists. This is important because the base line on how to view things is seen by whatever the laws determine.

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