Youm, Kyu Ho. “Accrding to the Law.” The New York Times. NYT, 12 Dec. 2011. Web. 20 Oct. 2014.
This article is mainly about how Judge Hernandez ruled that Crystyal Cox is not an Investigative journalist. Judge Hernandez ruled this on a land mark case for bloggers/journalists because it essentially decides if bloggers should be treated as journalists on trial. Jason Shepard of California State University said that judges should grade bloggers by this criteria:
“1.) whether the blogger’s stated purpose centered on news-gathering and dissemination;
2.) whether news-gathering and editorial decision-making processes were regularly employed; and
3.) whether the end product of the blogger’s work was sufficiently important within the context of public interest.”
This should be the basic structure of how/when bloggers should be treated as journalists by law. There are some over lapping similarities between the two parties, but there is too much difference to treat them all the same.