SPJ, 60 Other Journalism Groups, Ask Trump Administration For Meeting on Government Access

The Society of Professional Journalists and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government.

The coalition sent a letter today to Trump and Pence, asking for a meeting or conference call to discuss:
• the ability of reporters to directly interact with government employees who are subject matter experts, rather than interacting with Public Information Officers (or having all conversations monitored by Public Information Officers);
• access to the activities of the President;
• and ensuring that the Federal Freedom of Information Act remains as strong as possible.

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2 thoughts on “SPJ, 60 Other Journalism Groups, Ask Trump Administration For Meeting on Government Access

  • January 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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    a minor issue of major proportions: a threatening letter (published under the columbia journalism review letterhead) is not a request for anything … besides, and this is much more important than anything: no administration is obliged to dance to a journalism group’s tune, each administration is responsible for whatever it does or does not do the citizens … having spent all my life in journalism, i am appalled how these rank amateurs can pretend they have ever realized they’re the messenger, and nothing more …

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