AP CEO Lays Out 5 Measures to Ensure Press Freedom
Posted: 6/19/2013  |  By: Press Release | AP
In the wake of a secret seizure of AP journalists’ phone records by the U.S. Department of Justice last month, Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt said the overbroad action is already having a chilling effect on journalism.
 
In a speech today at the National Press Club in Washington, Pruitt, a First Amendment lawyer by training, outlined five steps that are “imperative to give meaning to the powers spelled out” in the Constitution to safeguard press freedom:  

Read the full text of Pruitt’s prepared remarks.

Read the AP news story.