"Press Passes" for bloggers

Now that's innovative. The test in New York of being a journalist will depend on what you do rather than who you work for.

And it's a trend that is spreading.

"More and more, they are looking for folks who have a track record. They are fully aware that mode of dissemination should not make a difference. They are fully aware of the fact that, in this day and age, income makes no difference. So what they're looking for tends to be some evidence of experience."

"Certainly you can't give credentials to everybody with a computer."

-- Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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