For government employees. Or transmitting or possessing documents, even in your socks. Transmitting verbal information for non-employees, perhaps, this prosecution will determine that. My only point is that if it's criminal, it needs to be prosecuted uniformly. That's never been the case, perhaps it will in the future. Look to seeing indictments of many in both the media and government. I'm not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's going to be quite a circus because it will change the way our nation operates.
Usually the gov't is more interested in the original leaker. It's hard to make the case that the middleman is a threat to national security and an even harder case for the newspapers because if the WaPo won't publish it, they'll shop it to the NYT and so on.
But thanks to Fitz, these guys won't be able to argue selective enforcement.