Bloggers left out of new 'shield' proposal for journos

An amendment to the existing "shield-law," which protects journalists from being forced to provide the identities of their unnamed sources, excludes unpaid bloggers from the definition, The...

An amendment to the existing "shield-law," which protects journalists from being forced to provide the identities of their unnamed sources, excludes unpaid bloggers from the definition, The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog reports:
Journalism organizations noted the narrower scope of the bill, which appears to exclude journalists and bloggers who are not paid for their work by a separate entity. “The amendment is a sharp departure from Schumer's previously preferred definition, which focused on the covered person's engagement in the practice of journalism rather than employment status,” wrote Cristina Abello, a legal fellow at the nonprofit Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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