By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-19-24

Broadcasters are finding they increasingly have the government’s backing when it comes to promoting the importance of local news and information.

The House has just passed the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act (H.R. 4250), which protects journalists from government attempts to compel them to reveal sources or to access their work product.

Cable broadband operators would also benefit because the bill protects broadband and phone-service providers from having to reveal the contents of documents or communications created by journalists, with carveouts for imminent harm or terrorism.  » Read More