Leonard Downie Jr.

Network and cable news correspondents including CNN's Jim Acosta, center, do stand-ups prior to a press conference by President Barack Obama in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013, as the crisis over a government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff deepens on the 8th day of the shutdown. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Administration ‘Extremely Controlling and Extremely Resistant to Journalistic Intervention’

The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration.