Great piece by Henry Jenkins on the value of blogging within an academic setting.
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An interesting U.S. report on blogging in the public (and corporate) sectors.
Earlier this month, I wrote about sports and the Internet, pointing to restrictions by the International Olympic Committee that blocked athletes from blogging under threat of disqualification. Peter Black provides word that that the IOC appears ready to change its policy and will now allow athletes to blog at the […]
Wendy Grossman and Mathew Ingram both focus on blogging and defamation, with discussion of Crookes, Zeke's Gallery, and other Canadian incidents.
I'm late to this case (NY Times and Slaw have covered it), but a New Brunswick court has recognized blogging as an occupation in a case involving an arrest for obstructing a police officer. The decision, R. v. LeBlanc, involved an arrest for obstructing a police officer. The person charged is a well-known blogger who was covering a political demonstration for his blog. The judge acquitted the man, concluding that there was reasonable doubt that there was willful obstruction.
More interesting are the judge's comments regarding blogging. In particular, the judge notes that that the blogger was "simply plying his trade, photographing a demonstration for inclusion in his blog when he was arrested." He goes on to state that: