Legal Brief: Georgia Journalism Ethics Bill Criticized by Press Groups

By David Schonauer   Monday April 15, 2019

In the waning minutes of Georgia’s recent legislative session, between votes on sex trafficking and organ procurement, a group of House Republican lawmakers filed legislation to create a state Journalism Ethics Board to develop “canons of ethics” for journalists in Georgia. The bill would also grant interview subjects the right to request any photographs, audio, and video recordings taken by a journalist, ­­free of charge and at any time in the reporting process, notes the Columbia Journalism Review. The National Press Photographers Association has strongly criticized the bill.

Read the whole story at Columbia Journalism Review.


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