Confidential communications--Press; Journalistic ethics; United States; Canada
"Confidential sources: The public interest in keeping secrets What is different about confidential newsgathering sources? Why is it in the public interest to protect these sources, and when is it more important to know who they are? How do shield laws work in the US, and who should set the rules for confidential sources -- the courts or the legislatures?"
Rogers, Brian; Donovan, Kevin; Cove, Gail C.; Cameron, Jamie; and Sher, Julian, "Confidential Sources: The Public Interest in Keeping Secrets" (2011). In the Public Interest: The Law and Ethics of Investigative Journalism. 5.