Links to Professional Resources

1. The Federal Common Law of Journalist’s Privilege: A Position Paper

This is a detailed position paper on reporter’s privilege. It highlights and considers the interaction of court rulings such as Branzburg v. Hayes with federal rule and state law. The piece is co-authored by a subcommittee of the Committee on Communications and Media Law.

2. First Amendment Coalition

This website offers numerous articles about the unsuccessful attempt in 2009 and 2010 to adopt a federal shield law.

Follow the regional New England First Amendment Coalition on Twitter: @NEFAC

3. Society of Professional Journalists

This website includes links to the U.S. House of Representatives’ and U.S. Senates’ shield law bills.

Follow on Twitter: @SPJTweets

4. First Amendment Center

This post discusses whether a federal shield law could be adopted.