Lance Dutson making history as credentialed blogger

Lance Dutson

Photo: John Patriquin for the Portland Press Herald

Lance Dutson

More great and well-deserved press for my friend Lance Dutson, who will be making history next week as one of the first ever bloggers credentialed to cover a federal court case.

According to the Portland Press Herald, Lance will travel to D.C. next week to cover the trial of former Bush administration official Scooter Libby. The credentials for two bloggers– a rotating stable that will include Dutson and at least three others– were arranged by Media Bloggers Association, for which Lance serves as web developer. MBA president Robert Cox, who brokered the deal, told The Washington Post “The history of where blogging is going to go is not defined. It could go in a very positive direction or it could go in a very negative direction,” Cox said. “We have to do more than just sit on our hands and see what happens.”

This is great news, as anybody who follows the business of blogging can easily recognize. Best of luck to Lance and the other bloggers covering the trial.

Disclosure: Lance is my good friend and podcast co-host. I am former web developer and Board of Directors member for Media Bloggers Association.

One Reply to “Lance Dutson making history as credentialed blogger”

  1. […] The AP also picked up Noel Gallagher’s story about Maine Web Report’s involvement in the trial in Saturday’s Portland Press Herald. The story ran in many media outlets, including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USAToday, Bangor Daily News, and WMTW TV in Portland. Fellow MBA members Bill Hobbs and Jason Clarke both have great posts based on Gallagher’s article, and I’ll be appearing on WVOM’s Maine in the Morning show on Wednesday at 7:30am. (Bill Hobbs has another great post that touches on my recent op-ed in the PPH about new vs old media, where he describes Tennessee’s similar struggle with its media identity) […]

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