Welcome to the first edition of News Roundup for Parent Bloggers. This will be a weekly feature on Type-A Parent highlighting the week’s top news stories of interest to parents who blog on issues such as tech and social media news and breaking news related to parenting. On Wednesday a federal judge in Oregon ruled that a Montana blogger, Crystal L. Cox, sued for defamation was not a journalist and could not claim the same protections as mainstream reporters and news outlets. In a case that has implications for bloggers around the US, The Associated Press reported that US District Judge Marco Hernandez cited Cox’s lack of professional qualifications, credentials or education as reasoning behind his ruling the Montana blogger is not a journalist.
Also happening in the news:
- PC World gets up close and personal with the first major update to StumbleUpon in nearly ten years.
- Do you know how much sugar is in the cereal your kids eat for breakfast? TIME Magazine breaks down the latest report from the Environmental Working Group and it’s not sugar-coated.
- Miss Fall’s HP Touchpad firesale? Well, thanks to engadget you won’t have to miss the latest hot HP Touchpad fire sale hitting this weekend.
- With the holidays right around the corner The Washington Post is helping you solve your holiday parenting dilemmas with advice from the experts.
- Android users have been looking forward to this day for months; the wait is finally over, Mashable tells us Instagram is coming to Android.
- Microsoft and GE have teamed up to streamline clinical operations and make hospital systems more efficient, this according to CNET.
- Already thinking New Year’s resolutions? A recent article in the NY Daily News shares new findings which suggest fitness is the key to living longer, not thinness.
That’s just a look at what’s going on around the news this week, what have you been reading?
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