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Blogger Busted: Free Speech Goes on Trial in Central Illinoisnew

Scott Humphrey, a 57-year-old man from Springfield, Ill., faces four criminal misdemeanor charges for two specific online statements that he made on a political blog. Sources say civil suits and criminal charges will increasingly be used to stop speech on the internet.
Illinois Times  |  Amanda Robert  |  10-15-2009  |  Media

How Anna Broadway Cashed in on Being a 31-year-old Virgin and Scored a Book Dealnew

There are huge advantages to being a 31-year-old virgin, says Broadway, whose popular blog "Sexless in the City" ultimately led to a book contract with Doubleday. But there are downsides, too.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  10-14-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Blogger Mark Smith Finds Cheer in Kansas City’s Most Depressing Placesnew

He rants about crime, his past and blight. He has earned enemies, engaging in a flame war with self-appointed crime-fighter Alonzo Washington after Washington trashed the family of a crime victim for refusing his help.
The Pitch  |  Justin Kendall  |  12-30-2008  |  Tech

Digg's Top Users Banned for Ever and Evernew

Since early September, nearly 100 users have been banned from the San Francisco–based news-sharing site Speaking out across the blogosphere, some are confused: Did minor crimes warrant erasing their profiles? Others are expressing melodramatic mourning for their "fallen comrades."
SF Weekly  |  Bonnie Ruberg  |  10-02-2008  |  Tech

'Stuff White People Like' Goes from Blog to Booknew

Something about SWPL already feels stale, as though the big thing missing on this list of 150 things, is #151, Stuff White People Like.
Montreal Mirror  |  Juliet Waters  |  07-11-2008  |  Fiction

Is Emily Gould the New Journalism?new

The real question brought up by the publication of one girl's 8,000–word finger–flip to an ex–boyfriend in the New York Times Magazine goes like this: Because web traffic determines ad cost, is the distinction between good and popular collapsing?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  06-03-2008  |  Media

Sports Bloggers Don't Deserve the Indignation of Mainstream Commentatorsnew

Blogs are not the enemy. As with any medium, there are good actors and bad. Sports fans are supplementing their consumption of mainstream columnists with their favorite blogs, not choosing one over the other.
Isthmus  |  Jason Joyce  |  06-02-2008  |  Sports

Perez is Burning: My Personal Screed Against America's Celebrity Bloggernew

Rare is it that a famous person is about as much of a jerk as you might expect, but such was the case in January 2007 when I arranged the first public appearance in Las Vegas for uber-gossip blogger Perez Hilton, aka Mario Lavandeira. I bring this up now, lo these many months later, because Lavandeira has not only blatantly done me wrong but also exposed himself and his questionable methods in a rare and unique way in the process. And nothing gives me more pleasure than showing the world when an asshole is a fraud.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Steve Friess  |  05-30-2008  |  Commentary

Paranoid Transit Agency Tries to Censor Bloggersnew

Southern California commuter-rail line Metrolink spends public money threatening critical websites.
L.A. Weekly  |  Max Taves  |  05-27-2008  |  Tech

Ron Shepston, the Bloggers' Candidatenew

The Democrat emerges from the blogosphere to conquer Orange County in '08.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Natalie Edwards  |  08-17-2007  |  Politics

She So Got a Book Dealnew

Cox, freed from the demands of the lightning-quick blogosphere, seems to have second-guess her usual wisecracks -- without the sex jokes, all that's left is stylized cynicism.
The Village Voice  |  Izzy Grinspan  |  01-11-2006  |  Fiction

All Good Things Come to an Endnew

A Howard Dean campaign worker turns the story of the little engine that couldn't quite scale the final hill into a discussion of how the Dean team transformed the way America plays politics.
Illinois Times  |  Corrine Frisch  |  09-02-2004  |  Nonfiction

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