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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Hey, we did it first - Bloggers credentialed as media by feds

Seems folks involved with the Libby trial are taking a page out of SAP's blogger relations handbook. Another bit of validation on the role of bloggers in our society. Glad to see it.

For the first time in history, bloggers are credentialed media for district court cases. The Libby trial is one of the most blogged political stories, and now bloggers will see firsthand what is going on behind closed doors.

Interesting to see that a well-know mainstream journalist thought the idea a good one.
Washington Post reporter Howard Kurtz believes the bloggers will add an extra dimension to the coverage... "There are some bad apples among the bloggers, but just as fabricators such as Jayson Blair and Jack Kelley aren't typical of newspaper reporters, we shouldn't allow a few reckless bloggers to darken the reputation of all the honest ones," Kurtz told ABC News.


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