Senators Trying To ‘Narrow’ Definition Of Journalist In Media Shield Law

By: Jack Mirkinson | The Guardian

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government’s surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal shield law that would ramp up some of the protections for reporters. But, as McClatchy reported on Thursday night, the politicians have hit a bit of a snag: they can’t agree on who is a journalist and who isn’t.

It’s an especially important question in the digital age, when “personal brands” are all the rage, and journalists can thrive without being attached to any particular news organization

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