Request for information on subpoenas
Hello, all -- I am Kurt Wimmer, a media lawyer who often represents NPPA on First Amendment matters, and I have a favor to ask of all of you. The top media law organization in the country, the Media Law Resource Center www.medialaw.org , is compiling a study of efforts of media organizations to resist subpoenas demanding copies of newsgathering materials. It is putting together all statements that journalists have filed in opposition to demands by lawyers, prosecutors and courts for newsgathering materials such as photographs, negatives, notes and the like. This information will be used in a study that will help all of us better protect our materials in the future.
Keywords: subpoena newsroom notes photographs negatives