GOP Lawmaker: Register All Journalists

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State Rep. Mike PittsA Republican lawmaker from South Carolina wants to require registration for professional journalists in his state.

State Rep. Mike Pitts introduced Tuesday a bill called the South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law.

According to the Post and Courier, “the bill would create requirements for people wanting to work as a journalist for a media outlet, and also before that outlet could hire anyone for a reporting position.”

Pitts’ law would give the South Carolina secretary of state authority over a “responsible journalism registry” that would also establish the proper qualifications of a journalist, much like how lawyers and doctors are overseen by a board. The proposed law comes as Pitts’ response to what he feels is unfair media coverage of gun owners. Read more at Post and Courier.




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