Living Textbook: Bill Would Make Violence Against Journalists a Federal Crime


When California Rep. Eric Swalwell introduced the Journalist Protection Act in February, which would make it a federal crime to assault journalists, critics said the bill was political pandering and unnecessary because violence against journalists in the United States is not a major problem. Violence against the press has spiked in the past eight months, says Jason Shepard, chair and associate professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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