No one wants to be the next Judy Miller:
Bolstered by public support for the ability to guard anonymous sources after a high-profile case sent one reporter to a federal jail, journalists and their advocates say they are hoping Congress will successfully step in on their behalf.
“The momentum has been building and is continuing to build, with the jailing of [New York Times reporter] Judy Miller being the latest push,” said Irwin Gratz, an editor with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and president of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The “push” is upon legislation recently proposed in the House and Senate that would provide a shield for journalists who do not want to disclose their anonymous sources at the request of federal prosecutors.
Have at each other.