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Journalists have been subpoenaed and otherwise pressured to give up information and sources more times in recent years than any other period of time. Most states have shield laws for reporters, but efforts to pass a federal shield law have thus far failed. With this in mind, Patrick McAdams analyzes cases in the 2nd and 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since the turn of this century to establish the legal landscape of reporters’ privilege in these regions, and considers whether it is time for a federal shield law. Ebony Munday examines reporter’s shield laws in New Jersey and Ohio and compares how courts in each state handle challenges to journalists' efforts to protect sources.

Publication Date

4-9-2016

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Annette M Taylor

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Reporter's Privilege in the 21st Century

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