Our coalition of media associations works to promote and strengthen newsgathering, a free press and open government. In 2017, our priorities focus on protecting and strengthening press freedoms essential for the public to obtain accurate, credible news and information in several ways:
- Promoting both the valuable contributions the Freedom of Information Act makes to informing the public and ways to make it work better
- Advocating for a statutory protection for journalists’ sources (a federal shield bill).
- explaining the responsibility and care with which journalists use of unauthorized disclosures (“leaks”)
- Advancing legal protections against frivolous, meritless litigation designed to stifle free speech and ensnare media entities in costly litigation.