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The massacre in Colorado lands one of our own reporters in court Jana winter is a reporter with foxnews.com.
And during the fallout from the shooting in -- world last year -- broke the story.
Of that -- book kept by alleged shooter James Holmes now winter is facing possible jail time in less she reveals the source behind her story.
Joining us more on this story is the director of program in law and journalism at New York Law School Michelle is -- on the -- nice to see this morning.
Thank you for having at the heart of all of this she reported following this event that James Holmes had -- -- this notebook.
To her -- out to his psychiatrist.
She then learned about it now she is under pressure by this judge to reveal that source who gave her that information and information was supposed to be under seal.
She was just doing her job what sort of problems is she facing as a journalist.
Should do your job and she was doing it well she broke the story and it was a national news story.
-- she's done nothing wrong and she's facing possible -- impossible Jeff sent.
And what was so confused about this case is that Colorado has a shield law to shield law is supposed to protect journalists from having to disclose.
Their sources so how pension he having to go to trial for this.
Colorado's -- -- is not as potent as other shield -- every state has its own shield law.
Journalists would like for -- to be a federal shield law for their cover.
All the State's opponents of a federal shield law would say well we don't know who journalists really far anyone could just say I'm blocking on the journalist.
Where the can be national security issue.
But this woman Jana winter.
Is a journalist there's no question about it and there is no question about national security.
You know why is -- even an issue immunity -- and eight she is an excellent journalists here at fox and she she is a tireless reporter I know her I know the work that she does and she doesn't sleep she does such a great job.
It's a she is a journalist she worked for Fox News she gets this source.
How much jail time could she be facing if she doesn't reveal her source.
I'm not going to get.
And the judge has discretion and he could even decide perhaps there's still time but we don't have to -- -- that yet and let her appeal that first.
But I -- I.
From -- general doesn't sound when I do have a question and that's.
Two other networks not think that she's going to do Alan is that -- that they're not covering it or is this because it's a Fox News reporter that other networks aren't covering it.
So much because -- preparing for today's appearance.
I feel I went online and I have to pay that Fox News -- Seemingly the only network that's covering this major news story and -- and a real way that's a shame details -- -- -- bring it to our attention and hopefully now that we are all talking about it so much other people will pick up on it.
But shells there was thanks so much for your expertise -- from New York Law School defense.
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