Ethics: 'Are bloggers journalists?'

Journalism's first obligation may be to the truth, but are bloggers journalists? Do they need to abide by the same rules as traditional, professional journalists? This question has been hotly debated within academia, journalism and the blogging community.’
As a blogger, no matter what you’re doing, you might face information blocks thrown up by government institutions who say you are “not a journalist.” Here’s a dry but helpful info piece on establishing a journalistic code of ethics, freedom of information and why readers trust citizen journalists.