Peter Sterne and Jonathan Peters are the authors of this story. Peter Sterne is a senior reporter at the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the managing editor of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. He was previously a media reporter at Politico. Jonathan Peters is CJR’s press freedom correspondent. He has blogged for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, and has written for Esquire, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Slate, The Nation, Wired, and PBS.