DOL forcing media to use government computers
The Department of Labor allows journalists access to employment data before it's released so that they can prepare their stories ahead of time.
Some new changes are afoot:
1) Everybody will need to re-credentialed.
2) Only 20-30 people from "journalistic enterprises” will be allowed access. (The DOL promises not to consider one's politics in making credentialing decisions.)
4) Only Government-supplied computers will be allowed to be used.
The concern of news organizations is that their ability to prepare publishable charts and consult previous stories/information for context and analyses will be compromised. They're also concerned that the new process will slow down delivery of the news. Sounds like that's the plan.