Herridge, Attkisson ask Congress help stop big government from making journalists disclose sources | 11 April 2024 | Two of the country's top investigative reporters on Thursday urge Congress to pass to pass legislation to protect journalists from federal government efforts compelling them to disclosure their sources. "Forcing reporters to disclose sources would have a crippling effect on investigative journalism," Catherine Herridge, an award-winning journalist who has worked at Fox News and CBS News, told members of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government. The hearing, titled "Fighting for a Free Press: Protecting Journalists and their Sources," was convened to address the federal government's infringement on the First Amendment freedom of the press guarantees and proposed laws to address the issue. Herridge, along with investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who also worked for CBS, and Mary Cavallaro of the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents broadcasters and journalists, are asking Congress to pass the PRESS Act.

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