Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Gov. Parkinson Signs Shield Law
04/16/2010

Kansas journalists now have additional legal

protection regarding confidential sources and unpublished material

under a law signed by Gov. Mark Parkinson.

The bill is among 13 the governor signed Thursday. It gives

journalists limited protection against being forced to identify

anonymous sources or disclose information they haven't published or

broadcast.

A journalist could be forced to comply with a subpoena only if a

district court judge ruled that the party seeking the information

made a reasonable effort to obtain it some other way.

The Kansas Press Association was the primary supporter of the

bill. KPA executive director Doug Anstaett says the law will

encourage reporters and their sources to step forward to uncover

abuse and corruption in government.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Police Investigate Homicide In Dodge City
Two Semi's Collide On Highway 54, One Injured
Sanitation Truck Rolls, Injures Driver
Jerry Odle "Serves" Up Winning Duck
Sublette Man To Build Distillery On Historic Grounds In Dodge City
Man Arrested in Dodge City Killing
KDOT Announces Projects In Southwest Kansas
Duck Festival, Soup, Stew, Chili, Dessert Cook-Off This Saturday
Mosaic WIns KSCB's Cook Off
Bob Dole Makes Return to Liberal  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Teacher Retirements On The Rise
Seward Wins Oz Fest Classic
Liberal and Wichita North Settle for a Tie
Slatten Makes Podium at Lawrence Race
LHS Girls Competitive at Dodge City Tennis Tournament
Aggies Deliver Another Beat Down
Man Arrested in Dodge City Killing
Jerry Odle "Serves" Up Winning Duck
Mosaic WIns KSCB's Cook Off
Dodge City Dominates Liberal
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group