Archive for ‘Newsgathering’

USATODAY.com – No ‘journalistic privilege’

0 Commentsby   |  10.01.17  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

Many people who support these privileges say that they would be limited to “real” journalists. But who decides when a journalist is real? More »

Texas House considers bills to erode press protection, expose journalists, bloggers to more lawsuits  | Texas Legislature | Dallas News

by   |  04.17.17  |  Newsgathering

Source: Texas House considers bills to erode press protection, expose journalists, bloggers to more lawsuits  | Texas Legislature | Dallas News More »

Why The Obama Administration Wants This Journalist In Jail – Yahoo Finance

by   |  08.28.14  |  Newsgathering

My thanks to Craig Churchill in the ACU library for reminding me about this ongoing challenge to press freedom. More »

James Holmes defense to take case of Fox News reporter Jana Winter to Supreme Court | Fox News

by   |  02.03.14  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

We don’t usually hit this until later in the semester. It’s a question of whether a reporter can be forced to testify to reveal a source. My guess is the Supreme Court won’t take the case. More »

New Yorks top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail | Fox News

by   |  12.11.13  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

New Yorks top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail | Fox News. More »

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Media Shield Law

by   |  09.16.13  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

In general, I oppose shield laws because they treat journalists differently than average citizens and potentially lead to licensing-like situations, in which the federal government has the power to deny privileges based on behavior. More »

Senate Panel Oks Measure Defining a Journalist

by   |  09.13.13  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

Senate Panel Oks Measure Defining a Journalist More »

Abilene man indicted for allegedly recording video of teen girl illegally – Updated

by   |  09.06.13  |  Newsgathering, Privacy

An interesting local story related to our discussion of the state law on Tuesday. I think there’s an argument it’s unconstitutional. More »

Congress and the Justice Depts Dangerous Attempts to Define “Journalist” Threaten to Exclude Bloggers

by   |  07.24.13  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

Some advocacy from the Electronic Frontier Foundation that highlights the challenges of laws that treat journalists differently than average people: More »

Court Tells Reporter to Testify in Case of Leaked C.I.A. Data

by   |  07.20.13  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

Court Tells Reporter to Testify in Case of Leaked C.I.A. Data More »