Reporter Jana Winter refused to give up the names of sources after the July 20, 2012, mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater. Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed victory to Winter, saying she couldn’t be forced to name names.
Jana Winter, a reporter for Fox who could have been jailed in Colorado if it wasn’t for a New York court ruling in her favor, has inspired a bill that would strengthen Colorado’s protection of journalists.
Jana Winter spent a year and a half of her life not knowing if she’d be jailed for doing her job.
“Today’s ruling is a major win for all journalists,” said Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
Jana Winter, a reporter for FoxNews.com, has been involved in a 16-month case for refusing to identify her source in a story about the Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect.
Jana Winter faces jail over a story on the Aurora massacre.
Jana Winter refuses to reveal who leaked information about the Aurora, Colorado, shooter. Judith Miller is “surprised and disappointed” at how little attention the case is getting.