Are Bloggers Journalists? Should They Get to Use Shield Laws? (Updated)

UPDATE: The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that blogger Shellee Hale's comments on a message board are not protected under shield laws and she must reveal her sources. ...more

As a young woman I was a newspaper reporter - I worked for two different papers (different times ...more

Journalism professor, students face subpoenas and accusations - what does it mean for the rest of us?

At the same time that leading journalists and scholars are calling on college journalism programs to help fill the void left by the decline of newspapers, a court case in Illinois is raising questions about the legal status of student journalists that could have a chilling effect on the risks that journalism professors will ask their students to take....more

The Medill Innocence Project has done great work in the past and should not be hampered from ...more

Proposed Federal Shield Law Would Apply to Some Bloggers

The US House of Representatives passed the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 October 16, a bill that would provide the first federal shield law for people doing journalism -- including some bloggers. A companion bill cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee October 4. Pres. Bush and the Justice department oppose the bill and have promised a veto. ...more