FEC Rules Bloggers Are Journalists

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Date: Friday, November 18th, 2005, 11:15
Category: Legal

The Lot 49 blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has ruled that bloggers are journalists. The ruling reports:

The Fired Up network of blogs qualifies for the “press exemption” to federal campaign finance laws. The press exemption, as defined by Congress, is meant to assure “the unfettered right of the newspapers, TV networks, and other media to cover and comment on political campaigns.

(Thanks Gabbr).


The Lot 49 blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has ruled that bloggers are journalists. The ruling reports:

The Fired Up network of blogs qualifies for the “press exemption” to federal campaign finance laws. The press exemption, as defined by Congress, is meant to assure “the unfettered right of the newspapers, TV networks, and other media to cover and comment on political campaigns.

(Thanks Gabbr).

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