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Waco Tribune-Herald — Senate should pass shield law

Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald
Oct. 04, 2007

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee needs to pass the Free Flow of Information Act.

Under this legislation, which has already passed in the House, reporters would be shielded by federal law from efforts to force them to reve

Washington Post — A needed shield

A bill protecting news sources is well balanced.

The Washington Post
Oct. 4, 2007

THE SENATE Judiciary Committee will mark up a bill today that would protect the relationship between journalists and their confidential sources at the federal level. The Free Flo

Caesar Andrews elected to ASNE leadership ladder

Caesar Andrews, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was elected treasurer-designate of the American Society of News

Newspaper Tree — Federal Press Shield Law Would Protect Public's Right to Know

Confidential sources often have information of vital interest to the public and much to lose themselves if they are caught passing it along. If journalists cannot protect their sources’ identities, we will be much less informed about the world and our democracy.

by James C. Harr

Times Union — Shielding sources

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
Sept. 25, 2007

How did the American public learn about scandals like torture at Abu Ghraib, the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the use of steroids in major league baseball? It wasn't because officials in charge stepped fo

Cincinnati Post — A necessary protection

The Cincinnati Post
Sept. 25, 2007

The excesses of the CIA-leak investigation made clear the need for a federal shield law to protect reporters and their sources. Indeed, the need for such a law has been clear since 1972, when the Supreme Court upset a long-standing understand

Corpus Christi Caller-Times — Passage of a shield law is in the public's interests

The Specter/Schumer amendment would protect journalists and national security

Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
Sept. 25, 2007

In this age of information overload, sometimes it's difficult to separate real reporting from urban myth.

But some journa

Newsday — Pass the shield law

Protecting reporters is in public interest

Newsday, Melville, N.Y.
Sept. 21, 2007

Confidential sources are a necessary evil for news reporters working to keep the public informed about the clandestine doings of government officials. Individuals with sensitive in

Washington Post — Protecting Sources

Preserving the free flow of information

The Washington Post
Sept. 21, 2007

NEXT WEEK, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, sponsored by Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). Thi

Jackson Sun — Senate should pass federal shield law

The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun
Sept. 30, 2007

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee should move quickly to approve a federal shield law for reporters. The law, which has passed in the House, is not without its detractors, but it is much needed and can only benefit Americans in th

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