Yesterday, the Radio Television and Digital News Association called on its members to contact members of the U.S. Senate to get the Free Flow of Information Act, also known as the federal shield law, out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote.
The Free Flow of Information has been passed by the House of Representatives, was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in March after lengthy debate, and today awaits action by the full Senate. NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO ACT. We need the 111th Congress to pass the Free Flow of Information Act (S. 448) before the legislative session draws to a close.
The RTDNA call is one more push by journalism groups -- including the SPJ -- to get the legislation passed.
In a recent note about the legislation, SPJ president Kevin Smith wrote: