Free Press

Free Press

The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open government, as reporters continue to serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public.  Lawmakers must recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the fundamental right of free speech and freedom of the press.

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Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims
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Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

June 28 will always be a hard day for any journalist­ – that was the day, exactly one year ago, that five newsroom staffers were lost to the hands of a gunman who shot his way into The Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, barring a grudge against the local ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day
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Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day

One year ago, on June 28, 2018, the lives of five newsroom employees from The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were senselessly taken by gun violence. Today, we honor those victims — and the three dozen other journalists lost around the world in the last year — by celebrating Maryland ... Read More
Statement: Fallen Journalists Memorial
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Statement: Fallen Journalists Memorial

The News Media Alliance applauds Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Reps. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) for introducing the "Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019.” ... Read More
Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press
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Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press

On June 11, Alliance President and CEO David Chavern testified before the House Judiciary Committee on "Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press," a hearing about the impact tech platforms like Google and Facebook have on news publishers ... Read More
CEO Statement: Indictment of Julian Assange
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CEO Statement: Indictment of Julian Assange

Regardless of whether or not Julian Assange is a “journalist,” the May 23 indictment of Assange crosses a clear constitutional line. In the 102-year history of the Espionage Act, the United States has never deployed that Act to punish the publication of information.  An interpretation of the Espionage Act to criminally ... Read More
Legislation Introduced Would Make it a Crime to Assault or Intimidate Journalists
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Legislation Introduced Would Make it a Crime to Assault or Intimidate Journalists

In our current polarized society, journalists have experienced threats, intimidation and, in some cases, physical attacks as they attempt to gather and report the news. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, 51 journalists faced physical attacks while trying to do their jobs in 2018. In an effort to protect ... Read More
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