I saw this on blogrunner and thought it relates to the Public Relations community debate on social software. Excerpt regarding the courts’ view of bloggers versus reporters. (note: emphasis added by me)
No US court has yet weighed in with authority on the debate about
whether bloggers count as journalists, but the recent federal decision
from South Carolina does indicate that at least some
bloggers are journalists. It’s not about the title, it’s about the
content, said Judge Henry Hurlong, Jr.; a journalist turns out to be
anyone who does journalism, and bloggers who do so have the same rights
and privileges under federal law as the "real" journalists.
Unlike pornography which is much harder to define, "a journalist is some who does journalism". Interesting. And, well, there it is.