The Association of American Publishers

Yes, editors and publishers perform a professional service, and will be able to do it more efficiently than the government, but the cost is passed along to libraries who have to buy the databases instead of the monographs that are still required for academe. What if all PhD students had to take a class where they apprentice on a journal for a semester, and instead of publishing a monograph, taught…

You Be The Judge: Are Bloggers Journalists? – Forbes

On page 9 of a 13-page ruling, Judge Hernandez last month set out these requirements to qualify as a journalist: Education in journalism. Credentials or proof of affiliation with a recognized news entity Proof of adherence to journalistic standards such as editing, fact-checking, or disclosures of conflicts of interest Keeping notes of conversations and interviews conducted Mutual understanding or agreement of confidentiality between the defendant and his/her sources Creation of…