We are all (micro) publishers now

Proposals for incentives as part of a new system of independent, self-regulation of the press have been refined to make sure “micro-business” blogs are outside of the scheme. [DCMS news story]

I’m checking out the pretty chart and wondering why this malarky has been made so complicated. Why single out bloggers anyway as you then have to define them, which is difficult.

How about:

  • Is publishing news your main business? Yes. You are a relevant publisher.
  • Do you run a business with 10+ employees turning over £2m+ and publish some news? Yes. You are a relevant publisher.
  • Everyone else not.