Spy agency OKs bloggers as journalists

Monday, 13 August 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Are bloggers part of the news media? The U.S. government - led by two of its most secretive agencies - is increasingly saying, "Yes, they are."

Despite the rap that bloggers simply "bloviate" and "don't try to find things out," as conservative newspaper columnist Robert Novak once sniffed, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have altered policies to indicate they're taking blogs seriously, and a growing number of public offices are actively reaching out to the blogosphere.

At The Blotter.

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