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David B. Grinberg
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More from the aforementioned AP article:

  • “Federal prosecutors got a search warrant for the private emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen and used building security records at the State Department to track his movements as they sought to identify whom he had relied on for classified information in a story about North Korea.”
  • “The tension over balancing the government’s duty to protect national security and the media’s role as public watchdog is long-standing.”

  • “Take away protections for reporters’ confidential sources and “the people who know what’s happening become fearful, and they will not come forward with information the public may find very valuable,” said Lucy Dalglish, dean of the University of Maryland’s journalism school. “It’s a classic chilling effect.”

  • “But neither, said George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr, does the public want a world of free disclosure by government workers with no opportunity for the government to investigate. “It requires a very delicate balance. We wouldn’t want either extreme,” Kerr said.”