595.023 DISCLOSURE PROHIBITED.
Except as provided in section
, no person who is or has been directly engaged in
the gathering, procuring, compiling, editing, or publishing of information for the purpose of
transmission, dissemination or publication to the public shall be required by any court, grand jury,
agency, department or branch of the state, or any of its political subdivisions or other public body,
or by either house of the legislature or any committee, officer, member, or employee thereof, to
disclose in any proceeding the person or means from or through which information was obtained,
or to disclose any unpublished information procured by the person in the course of work or any of
the person's notes, memoranda, recording tapes, film or other reportorial data whether or not it
would tend to identify the person or means through which the information was obtained.
History: 1973 c 735 s 3; 1986 c 444; 1998 c 357 s 1