I just found out today that the Associated Press will be carrying blogger’s coverage of the Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial! Here are key excerpts from the press releaser

[The Associated Press] partners with Media Bloggers Association to put bloggers’ coverage of high-profile trial of former Cheney aide on more than 600 newspapers’ websites…. The U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. has provided the MBA with credentials for two media seats at the Libby trial, which started Jan. 16 with jury selection. With jury selection now completed, the trial began in earnest with opening arguments today. …The MBA, which has about 1,000 members, is covering the trial from the overflow Media Center, which is equipped with video, allowing viewing of the trial, and Wi-Fi (wireless internet access), allowing the MBA to wirelessly syndicate a real-time feed of blogger coverage of the Libby trial.

This is huge news on multiple counts, both in terms of citizen journalism and my own research.

I had been aware of the Media Bloggers Association for a little while, but they had dropped off my radar.  Especially since I wasn’t quite sure where to start in terms of my broader cj research. This group seems to provide a wonderful jumping off point.