On The Other Hand: Reporter Shield Law

Apr 25, 2019

In The Moment ... April 25, 2019 Show 562 Hour 1

Kevin Woster
Credit Lori Walsh

When Governor Kristi Noem took office and the 2019 South Dakota Legislature convened, the governor asked state lawmakers to have a reporter shield law on her desk for signature by the end of session.

Lawmakers passed House Bill 1074, "An act to provide a privelege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information." HB1074 did not pass, however, without some heated debate.

Kevin Woster writes about it on his On the Other Hand blog.