Archive April 2009

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Los Angeles Times — Journalists need a federal shield law

Congress should quickly pass measures that protect journalists and their anonymous sources.

Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2009

The 1st Amendment protects freedom of the press in the broad sense, not just the freedom to publish what a reporter has learned. That's why

Washington Post — Protecting Sources

A federal shield law is within reach

The Washington Post
April 6, 2009

THE DISTRICT and 49 states have laws or court decisions that protect the relationship between journalists and their sources. Attempts to extend such a shield to the federal level came up

ASNE votes to drop 'Newspapers' from its name

Four bylaws amendments approved by member vote promise to strengthen the nation's premier news editors group.

In the most significant change, ASNE will become the American Society of News Editors, dropping "newspapers" from its name. In addition, the group will open membership to leaders of online news providers and leading journalism educators.

The 2009 board of directors election

The following candidates will vie for eight seats on the board of directors — five three-year terms, one two-year term and two one-year terms.

Avalanche-Journal — Lawmakers should cast yes vote on Free Flow of Information Act

The Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas
March 29, 2009

If enacted into law, as we believe it should be, the Free Flow of Information Act will provide protection for reporters that has been lacking at the federal level despite the existence of shield laws in 33 states and the Dis

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