A government contractor has been arrested for doing approximately what Edward Snowden did,
Journalists expose themselves when they frame these as stories of people stealing government secrets, because if they report the information, they legally share in the "crime."
Is it criminal to report crimes? Not usually.
Here's the story: http://www.opednews.com/articles/NYT-Declares-Snowden-a-Thi-by-Fair-org-Crime_Journalism_NSA_Snowden-161008-799.html