FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/12/2007
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez to propose amendment to support Bloggers
AUSTIN -- Representative Eddie Rodriguez (Austin) will propose an amendment to the house rules today that will give established Bloggers access to the House floor.
"With the rise of citizen journalism, it no longer makes sense to limit access to House business solely to the traditional press outlets," said Representative Rodriguez.
Political blogs are some of the limited media that focus solely on reporting the happenings at the Capital and many of these Bloggers regularly break stories that show up in the traditional media.
Bloggers, as defined by this revised rule, produce original reporting and informed comment worthy of credentials. This amendment will allow increasingly popular non-traditional media, the privileges necessary to more effectively inform citizens on governmental issues.
"This kind of measure would encourage citizen participation in government and help demystify the system for the general public," said Rodriguez.
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