@Markerrag -- I figure that would all depend on how the reporter got his mitts on the information. When it comes to stealing information from a company, the thief could most certainly be in trouble with the law.
If that thief simply turns the information over to a reporter, it is unlikely the journalist would be in trouble for simply doing some research and writing an article based on the leaked stuff. If you think about it, reporters for years have relied on information gotten by sometimes questionable means. The public has a right to know what's going on and a reporter who doesn't initiate stealing information but uses it in an article is often protected.