Supremes ponder confidential sources

Interesting summary in today’s Globe on the rights of media to withhold information to protect a source, and the right of an accused to know the identity of people bringing information against them. A bundle of cases are involved, and it will be a precedent-setter either way.

Globe and Mail, October 22 2009

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  1. If confidential sources do end up being protected, I’ll be interested who will be included under the definition of “journalists.” Specifically, I wonder if bloggers will be subject to the same protection.

    I’m not about to argue that they should (or shouldn’t) but there are a select bloggers who do more what I would call journalism (at least when it comes to investigative), than many working reporters.

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