The U.S. Coast Guard this week listed its criteria for considering individuals or organizations as “journalists” – at least for the purpose of Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, fees. Perhaps surprisingly, at least to some, they take a fairly hard-line approach to the issue, and do not automatically equate “media” with “journalist”. What this means is that – among other things – bloggers aren’t automatically “journalists”, at least to the USCG.
As a blogger myself, you might think this would upset me. You’d be very wrong.
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