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Assange case could impact journalists, panel says


Even though the Wikileaks founder is not a journalist, his case could affect journalists’ abilities to report on leaked documents, the three panelists said.



Fargo article proposes source protection options in absence of shield law


“Protecting Journalists’ Sources Without a Shield: Four Proposals” argues that Congress is unlikely to pass a federal shield law in the near future.



Fargo article pinpoints components of effective federal shield law


In order to pass an effective federal shield law, Congress should limit exceptions to protecting sources and prohibit secret court orders from unmasking sources, associate professor Tony Fargo argues in an article published in the latest issue of Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law.

Associate professor Anthony Fargo (Maggie Richards, BA’15 | The Media School)

“A Federal Shield Law That Works: Protecting Sources, Fighting Fake News, and Confronting Modern Challenges to Effective Journalism,” discusses Congress’ previous unsuccessful attempts to pass a federal shield law and proposes ways to create a more effective version.

In return for these protections, Fargo says journalists should address concerns about fake news by swearing their sources exist.

Research assistance for this article was made possible by the Barbara Restle Press Law Project.



Enemies of the Press panel discussion reverses Trump-created nickname


Associate professor Tony Fargo, director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, wanted to turn the phrase around Monday with The Media School’s Enemies of the Press panel.



Apply for International Press Institute internship in Vienna


Apply by Dec. 7 to support the International Press Institute‘s defense of media freedom and the free flow of news as a summer 2019 intern in Vienna.

IPI will hire up to two IU undergraduate students, graduate students or recent graduates. The internships are arranged through The Media School’s Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies.

Interns will:

monitor press freedom transgressions and developments around the world,
draft press freedom statements,
research press freedom topics and draft reports,
contribute to IPI’s projects, campaigns and publications,
interact with IPI and media stakeholders and
increase IPI’s exposure using social networking tools.

The organization seeks interns with a variety of skills, including but not limited to photography and videography, multimedia design, public relations and marketing, and legal research.

The internship will last six to eight weeks, but start and end dates are negotiable. Interns must be available to work five days a …
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Fargo presents soon-to-be-published paper in California


The paper examines attempts to pass a federal shield law that would protect journalists from being required to reveal their sources.


IU/SPJ/ICOG offer free daylong workshop on open data, government


Sign up now for the free information access workshop on March 17 in Indianapolis.


Kalven frames subpoena battle in context of larger fight for press freedoms


In a Q&A, journalist Jamie Kalven talked about protecting sources, giving a voice to the marginalized and exercising First Amendment rights.


Mother of James Foley to speak at The Media School


Diane Foley will speak at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 after the screening of a documentary about her son.


Journalist fighting subpoena to speak at The Media School in January


Freelance journalist Jamie Kalven will speak at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Franklin Hall commons.