On December 22, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee to the congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. That congressional committee recently issued a subpoena to photojournalist Amy Harris. The subpoena requests data on calls and texts that she made during a three-month period from her cell phone provider. The letter stresses the dangers of forcing disclosure of a journalists’ cell phone records, particularly as it could reveal confidential sources. The letter also highlights the DOJ’s own policy against sizing journalists’ records and the troubling precedent this subpoena would set. Read more here.
Members of the News Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.