News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, New Media Apparently Isn’t Media Edition

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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:

That’s just a look at what’s going on around the news this week, what have you been reading?

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As Chief Blogging Mama at High Impact Mom, Amanda encounters all sorts of madness as she publishes High Impact Mom, corrals two busy daughters, manages a successful hyper-local digital marketing company, attends college full-time, and occasionally even finds time for a date with her husband. Amanda is a social media addict, a compulsive volunteer, and a hard rocking-Jane Austen reading devoted mama...she might also a little bit crazy. Follow her on Twitter at @highimpactmom.



  1. Dianna

    December 9, 2011

    Nice job, Amanda!!!

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  2. Deborah

    December 10, 2011

    Yes, nice job. Nice to know thinness is second to fitness, but it’s not like I have either!

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