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Author Gant, Scott E.

Title We're all journalists now : the transformation of the press and reshaping of the law in the Internet age / Scott Gant
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition
Published New York ; London : Free Press, 2007


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Description 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents We're all journalists now -- The press and the public under the constitution -- The priority of the press -- The transformation of journalism and the citizen journalists' battle for equality -- A world in which we're all jouralists
Summary "In this book, Scott Gant, a Washington attorney and constitutional law scholar, argues that we as a society need to rethink our notions of what journalism is, who is a journalist, and exactly what the founding fathers intended when they referred to "freedom of the press."" "Are bloggers journalists, even if they receive no income? Even if they are unedited and sometimes irresponsible? Many traditional news organizations would say no. But Gant contends otherwise and suggests we think of these sometimes unruly online purveyors of information and opinion as heirs to those early pamphleteers who helped shape our fledgling democracy. He offers a persuasive and engaging argument for affording bloggers and everyone else who disseminates information and opinion in the United States the same rights and privileges that traditional journalists enjoy."
"Advancing arguments that are sure to stir controversy, Scott Gant leads the debate with a serious yet accessible discussion about whether, when, and how the government can decide who is a journalist. Challenging the mainstream media, Gant puts forth specific arguments about how to change existing laws and makes suggestions for new laws that will properly account for the undeniable reality that We're All Journalists Now. For all of us who care about the ways in which the digital revolution is sweeping through our culture, this is a work of opinion that will be seen as required reading."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index
Subject Internet -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Press law -- United States.
LC no. 2007023467
ISBN 0743299264 (hardbook)
9780743299268 (hardbook)