Justice Department Seizes Journalist Phone Records

Justice Department Seizes Journalist Phone Records

The Justice Department is in hot water after allegedly collecting phone logs of journalists to ferret out a leaker.

The U.S. Justice Department is facing harsh criticism for allegedly collecting phone records of journalists to ferret out a leaker. The Associated Press says the department gathered two months' worth of phone logs that list outgoing calls made by writers and editors. The move is reportedly part of an ongoing investigation into leaks of classified information. We examine the fallout and implications for the media and the government.

Guests

Thomas Blanton

Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University

Lucy Dalglish

Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland; former Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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