Congress Considers Federal Shield Law While many states implement so-called "shield laws" to preserve the bond between reporters and their sources, no such safeguards currently exist under federal law. Congress is now considering legislation that would help protect journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources.
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Congress Considers Federal Shield Law

Congress Considers Federal Shield Law

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While many states implement so-called "shield laws" to preserve the bond between reporters and their sources, no such safeguards currently exist under federal law. Congress is now considering legislation that would help protect journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources.

Guests:

Toni Locy, former reporter for USA Today

Mark Grannis, partner at Harris, Wiltshire, and Grannis

Matt Cooper, Washington editor for Portfolio magazine