ERIC Number: ED204783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Henderson, Leslie C.
This report reviews some of the efforts to license news reporters. The review summarizes court litigation concerning city and state legislation and federal efforts to screen or regulate the movements of journalists covering political news events. Highlighting the report are discussions of the United States Secret Service's role in issuing White House and National Press Passes, and both local and state legislation (subsequently revoked or ruled unconstitutional) concerning reporters' paying licensing fees and making financial disclosure in Massachusetts, Alabama, California, and Illinois. The report concludes that the fundamental questions of which credentials are appropriate, who should issue the credentials, and what guidelines should be used in determining the issuance or denial of press credentials remain unanswered. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.