The News Media and The Law, Winter 2002

Winter 2002
Vol. 26, No. 1

Editorial

 

"Real" Journalists

Cover Story

 

Branzburg revisited?

 

 

Origin of the Reporters Committee

Cover Story

 

Leggett's case revives talk about shield law

 

 

State definitions of 'journalist'

 

Texas writer prepared to add to 168-day stint in jail

Newsgathering

 

Pentagon unmuzzles media

 

Editorial cartoonists return to satirical ways

 

Pioneering New York Times journalist dies

 

Newspapers battle newsrack ordinances

 

Journalists face arrests, obstacles after terrorist attacks

Content Regulation

 

Trial of alleged terrorist spotlights camera issue

 

Helicopter news flights hit and clear turbulence

 

Publisher appeals DeCSS ruling

 

Lawmakers decry NBC's decision to air liquor ads

Freedom of Information

 

Ashcroft's FOI Act memo prompts concerns

 

Federal officials reign in public information after 9/11

 

'InfraGard' lets FBI disclose sensitive information to select few

 

States also limit access in wake of 9/11

 

Acting governor signs sweeping access reform law

 

Journalists, historians say lawsuit, congressional hearing helped dislodge Reagan papers

 

Audits

 

More state groups conduct audits on openness laws

 

High court takes on second federal privacy case over education records

 

 

From the hotline

Reporter's Privilege

 

Reporter faces $200-a-day penalty for refusing to disclose sources

 

Radio talk-show host refuses to identify confidential sources to special prosecutor

Secret Courts

 

Newspaper, magazine ignore order to stay away from Neulander jurors

 

Anatomy of Neulander judge's gag on media

 

Federal, state courts consider online access

 

Supreme Court reviews online porn again

Libel

 

Internet users win protection in libel suits

 

Appellate judges send wiretapping case back to trial court

 

 

Open & Shut