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Outcome for Chronicle reporters means we all lose

Updated: September 23, 2006, 2:03 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams stood in front of the federal courthouse. Moments before, the two San Francisco Chronicle reporters had listened to a judge decide that they'd face jail time as a way of coercing their testimony.

They faced a wall of cameras and talked about the First Amendment and the importance of the press.

These words are being written in the sports department of the Chronicle, which opened its doors to out-of-town media in town for ...

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