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Journalists Shield Law

Broad Media Coalition Endorses Journalist Shield Law

Michael Calderone | Posted 11.12.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Numerous media outlets endorse federal journalist shield law.

Federal Media Shield Law Should Extend to Unpaid Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Larry Atkins

Many people still have the stereotypical notion of the blogger as the pajamarati. While there is a lot of ranting and raving in the blogosphere, many bloggers do engage in real reporting. The definition of who is a journalist or reporter should be interpreted broadly in light of the changing media landscape.

New Jersey's "Too Much Media" Opinion Might Mean Too Little New Media

Jonathan Askin | Posted 08.09.2011 | Media
Jonathan Askin

The current justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday might have unwittingly turned the state from a prescient haven for communications to a wallflower at the Information Revolution.

Unplug WikiLeaks? Enact a Federal Shield Law Instead

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

How would a shield law -- a version of which has passed the House and awaits a vote by the full Senate -- put WikiLeaks out of business? The answer is that it would remove the need that WikiLeaks fills.

Strip-Searched: Lost iPhone Probe Shows Why Search Warrants Should Never Be Used on Journalists

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

The threat to personal liberties posed by search warrants in the pre-digital era was trivial compared to the virtual strip-search that a warrant has become today.

Patrick Fitzgerald Debates Shield Law For Journalists With Judge, Reporter

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald could take it when he was demonized as a heartless Southern prosecutor in the movie that fictionalizes his real-life ...

"Nothing But the Truth" About the Federal Shield Law

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rod Lurie

One critic wrote that my film Nothing but the Truth, a thriller about how far a journalist will go to protect a source, goes "off the liberal rails." However, the fight to get a shield law is itself a non-partisan battle.

Judith Miller Calls For Shield Laws For Journalists

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HONG KONG (AFP) -- Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller on Thursday called on the US Congress to enact a federal shield law that would protect...