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


One Response

  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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