Bloggers take a hit
Found a great link to comments on a recent court ruling:
California Shield Laws Don't Protect Bloggers
In this case, a judge ruled that the state's shield laws that protect journalists from revealing confidential sources do NOT apply to bloggers. In the case Apple v. Doe, California Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that three bloggers had to reveal the sources that told them about new products Apple would be releasing.
From the facts of the case, it seems Judge Kleinberg does not recognize blogging as a form of journalism worthy of First Amendment protection. His opinion seems aligned with many in the "mainstream media", who dismiss blogging as nothing more than "trash writing."