States have no right to regulate or suppress the press. The press is protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. As a result, they should not be regulated or censored by the federal or state government. They should be held legally responsible for any criminal action they commit, however.
The government makes far to many errors in judgment to be allowed to regulate the press. The government, if given the opportunity, would love to be able to censor the press to keep from the release of information about it's mistakes and mishaps. Unfortunately our government makes policy decision it would prefer we not even know about and it is not talked about as it is. Yet if government regulated the press, these stories would be suppressed. The state should not regulate the press.