Our Priorities

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:

  1. Promoting both the valuable contributions the Freedom of Information Act makes to informing the public and ways to make it work better
  2. Advocating for a statutory protection for journalists’ sources (a federal shield bill).
  3. explaining the responsibility and care with which journalists use of unauthorized disclosures (“leaks”)
  4. Advancing legal protections against frivolous, meritless litigation designed to stifle free speech and ensnare media entities in costly litigation.