No, not every blogger – but established bloggers devoted to news, politics, etc… Maybe this is something bloggers could get done in their own states?
The latest chapter in the never-ending story – aka “journalist versus blogger – took a new turn on Tuesday when New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled that bloggers and online posters don’t have the same protections for sources as mainstream journalists.
In this case, the court determined that that New Jersey’s shield law for journalists does not extend to online message boards. The case centers around a New Jersey-based software company called Too Much Media, which sued a Washington state blogger for defamation and wanted her to reveal her sources used on message board posts.
The blogger, Shellee Hale posted comments about the company on her website, Pornafia in connection with a story she was preparing about porn. A lower court ruled in 2009 that she was not entitled to shield law protection and an appellate panel upheld that decision later that year.