Press: Fallout from the Farber Case

A blizzard of subpoenas has reporters chilled

Not many of the journalists, civil libertarians and other citizens who have rallied to the cause of jailed New York Times Reporter Myron Farber have ever heard of Joe Pennington. But Pennington is facing a 60-day jail term for refusing to reveal his source in a murder case he covered last year for Wichita, Kans.' KAKE-TV—the same principled stand that put Farber behind bars.-

Pennington is one of dozens of unsung Farbers around the country whose notes have been subpoenaed by prosecutors or defense attorneys in the wake of the Times incident. No one can say...

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