Media Law Presentation: Reporter’s Privilege

This presentation will introduce student journalists to one of the hottest and most controversial topics of the day: the reporter’s privilege. Should reporters be allowed to keep their confidential sources or unpublished notes or photos secret? When is it appropriate to use a confidential source? What do you do if police or school officials demand to search your newsroom or computer files? Reporter’s privilege cases often require a quick and knowledgeable response. Don’t be caught unprepared.

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