Podcast 8/27/2013: Is Obama Criminalizing Journalism? Tuesday Aug 27, 2013 | 1 comment RepublishReprint Listen to the complete interview with Jeff Jarvis here. Click here for reuse options!Copyright 2013 NJ News Commons One response to “Podcast 8/27/2013: Is Obama Criminalizing Journalism?” Freelance journalists have NO protection. I have actually decided NOT to pursue certain stories — specifically with major outlets like TIME—because I felt that I would be vulnerable should it be published. The chilling effect is very real.