C.R.S. Section 24-72.5-104
Limit of nondisclosure privilege for newsperson


Notwithstanding the privilege of nondisclosure established in section 24-72.5-103, a governmental entity otherwise authorized by law to issue or obtain subpoenas may subpoena a newsperson in order to obtain news information by establishing, by a preponderance of the evidence:


That the news information is directly relevant to a substantial issue involved in the proceeding;


That the news information cannot be obtained by any other reasonable means; and


That a strong interest of the party seeking to subpoena the newsperson outweighs the interests under the first amendment to the United States constitution of such newsperson in not responding to a subpoena and of the general public in receiving news information.

Source: Section 24-72.5-104 — Limit of nondisclosure privilege for newsperson, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 24-72.5-104’s source at colorado​.gov