Convergence Legal

Blogger Wins Defamation Suit

A South Carolina US District Court Judge threw out a defamation lawsuit filed against a blogger who “published articles on the internet critical of the Plaintiffs’ business.” Here is the key section of this 16-page ruling: [In] determining whether Smith was engaged in news reporting or in news commentating, the court has applied the functional […]


Create Your Customized Democratic Candidate Mash-Up

The Democratic Party is truly experimenting with citizen media this election cycle. On Wednesday, they held an “online debate” that consisted of Charlie Rose, PBS, asking questions and recording answers. The questions, of course, came from online voters. Sponsors: The Huffington Post, Slate (owned by the Washington Post) and Yahoo! . Interested voters can now […]


The Power of The Blogging Platform

Horse’s Mouth publishes a letter from Chinese reporters at the WSJ … on why the family should resist the overture from Rupert Murdoch. Pre-blogs, not only would this have not been published … few outside of the immediate “news” family would have been talking about the takeover bid.