A judge rules that a blogger is not a journalist because she was not affiliated with a "newspaper, magazine, periodical, book, pamphlet, news service, wire service,news or feature syndicate, or cable television syndicate." I find this definition troublesome. For example, my blog is featured on alltop - does that mean I'm syndicated and now safe? I have a book in January, does that mean I'm safe as a journalist? When is one just a person writing and when does a person become a "journalist" per se? Bottom line,be careful what you say on your blog - the definition of journalist is still very much defined by a main stream media mindset.