Another day, another essential post from Dan Gillmor. This time, he explains bloggers’ and libel law, by pointing out BusinessWeek’s mistaken notion that bloggers are somehow immune by pointing out an old but important post by Yale law professor Jack Balkin.

Combined with the OJR article Gillmor also links to and this handy guide by Brian Carroll of the UNC School of Journalism & Mass Communications just about covers the still-confused position in the United States. [ADDED 10.1.2006]