There’s an interesting case, going on in Hawaii, that could have far reaching ramifications for bloggers. A judge has ordered Malia Zimmerman of Hawaiireporter.com to submit to questioning which would force her to reveal her confidential sources.
…Zimmerman, an editor and reporter for the Web site, says she is a legitimate journalist, not just some hack who offers half-baked commentary on the news of the day.
“Any journalist who gives their word that they’ll protect somebody’s information or keep them in confidence, you have to abide by that,” Zimmerman said. “It’s not the medium you publish in, it’s what you do with that information.”