Patt Morrison for November 2, 2009

Is passage of the media shield law imminent?

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The Obama Administration, legislative leaders and representatives of leading media outlets have reached a tentative agreement on new federal protections for journalists and unpaid bloggers who gather and report news. The pending legislation is being touted as a solid compromise between the public’s right to know and the federal government’s concerns over national security. The bill is scheduled to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

The Obama Administration, legislative leaders and representatives of leading media outlets have reached a tentative agreement on new federal protections for journalists and unpaid bloggers who gather and report news. The pending legislation is being touted as a solid compromise between the public’s right to know and the federal government’s concerns over national security. The bill is scheduled to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

Guests:

Paul J. Boyle, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Newspaper Association of America

Kelli Sager, partner & chair of the media practice at Davis, Wright & Tremaine LLP


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