SPJ’s Response to Sen. Sessions

I’m taking the liberty of passing along the first three paragraphs of a letter written by Kevin Smith, president of the Society of Professional Journalists. It concerns the Free Flow of Information Act and how U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) — a senator from my home state — is responding to it. Smith wrote this … Continue reading

Rough Waters in a Senate Committee

I have to admit my growing frustration with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and its handling of Senate Bill 448 — the Free Flow of Information Act. It’s complicated, of course, but the basic idea is that this legislation would provide federal-level protections for those engaged in journalistic activities. The states have done a great … Continue reading

A Response from Senator Sessions

I’m still keeping up with the progress back home of the proposed federal shield law for journalists. In a previous post, I included my letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, who is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. I’m from Alabama, by the way, which is why I wrote to him. I … Continue reading