And that's the scary and revealing part. Why make a distinction? What about free speech?
The "news" media of today are indistinguishable from propaganda (political) organs. They print very little straight news reports; almost all of them are liberally sprinkled with a left-leaning tilt.
So, those "news" organizations or bloggers that lean left will be left alone to spread their "news", but those leaning right will be harassed and prosecuted, the ultimate goal of this "legislation".
The point of this legislation is to go after the sources who leak classified or sensitive information to other than “corporate media.”
IIRC, Fast & Furious was leaked to Legal Insurrection and another non-corporate news site. (Correct me if I’m wrong, MM.) This bill is intended to prevent non-standard news distribution sites from being able to protect their sources.
The unintended consequences, however, of legally distinguishing traditional corporate media from citizen journalists could be disastrous and used by this administration to target their political opponents as happened with the IRS targeting of Tea Party organizations.