Monday, October 16, 2006

Josh Wolf still in prison

The Chronicle had an update today on Josh Wolf, the blogger and filmmaker who "is well on his way to becoming the longest-jailed journalist in U.S. history." This is a topic that we journalists like to talk about a lot. The ethics of journalism often conflicts with the desires of government. I will not say that Wolf is right or wrong, mostly because I do not know. It is just important to note that this is a difficult issue that comes up again and again. A journalist must protect his sources and have the freedom to investigate and publish as he will, but I can also understand the need for the grand jury to get information and punish those who have broken laws.

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