Jana Winter broke a worldwide scoop about the midnight massacre at a suburban Denver movie theater as part of her job for Fox News. Now she is the story — one whose next chapter will be written by the highest court in New York. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals will hear arguments on whether Winter should be compelled to testify in Colorado to reveal the confidential sources behind her July 25, 2012, exclusive report.
Last week, a Senate panel voted to approve a compromise that defined a journalist, clearing the way for the proposed media shield law to be voted on by the full Senate. But journalists around the country had plenty to say about a law that would exclude some bloggers.