Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bloggers receive two seats at Libby Trial

The trial of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, begins next week and for the first time in a federal court, bloggers will have two of the 100 seats set aside for the media.

The seats are the result of two years of negotiations with judicial officials throughout the country by the Media Bloggers Association, a "nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and educating its members; supporting the development of `blogging' or `citizen journalism' as a distinct form of media; and helping to extend the power of the press, with all the rights and responsibilities that entails, to every citizen."

With thanks to Romenesko.


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