Cameron Slater who runs Whaleoil has been ordered by a judge to reveal his sources because his blog “isn’t a news medium”.
But media law expert says he has a good case to appeal.
. . . Media lawyer Steven Price says he appears to have a good case because the act defines a news medium as one that disseminates news, which he says Whale Oil does.
And he said, a recent Law Commission report talks about bloggers being important to free speech.
A paper on media law at university while studying journalism more than three decades ago doesn’t make me a media law expert.
But I went to the dictionary and found the definition of news:newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.
Whale Oil breaks a lot of stories which appears to fit that definition.