In light of the Senate trying to define “Journalist” it’s time to repeat something I said before.
The first amendment “freedom of the press” isn’t about journalism. “the press” referred to in the amendment isn’t “The Press” as we refer to news reporting organizations today. It’s about the freedom to publish.
“freedom of the press” is literally the printing press. It’s the freedom to publish without government interference.
To make that freedom just about journalists, and to argue about who is a journalist, cheapens it.
Since the creation of the Internet, freedom of the press is more important than ever. The Internet is the modern printing press.