Blogging

Blogging

by David L. Hudson
     
 

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The explosion of the internet created many new forms of expression for the traditional media and for individuals. A new way of communicating with the world developed: the Weblog, or "blog," which can range in form from a personal diary to a daily compilation of up-to-the-minute political news. The increased popularity of blogs has prompted many questions: Should

Overview

The explosion of the internet created many new forms of expression for the traditional media and for individuals. A new way of communicating with the world developed: the Weblog, or "blog," which can range in form from a personal diary to a daily compilation of up-to-the-minute political news. The increased popularity of blogs has prompted many questions: Should blogging about a candidate be considered a political advertisement, subject to campaign finance laws? Should bloggers be given the same access to public officials and events that traditional journalists have? Should schools be able to regulate their students' blogs? Blogging tackles these issues by examining this hot-button topic from different angles.

About the Author:
David L. Hudson Jr. is a research attorney with the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University

About the Author:
Alan Marzilli, M.A., J.D., is a program associate with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137491
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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