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RTDNA believes the role of journalists is to seek and report the truth on behalf of the public, and that a healthy democracy depends on a healthy journalism environment. It is our role as an association to advocate for policies on a state and local level that empower journalists to serve the public. We do this in partnership with our members, state and local journalism associations and other First Amendment groups.

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A statement from RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley: The Radio Television Digital News Association applauds the House of Representatives for...

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In 2023, a concerning trend is emerging in small-town America, where law enforcement and public officials have taken extreme measures to suppress...

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By Dan ShelleyRTDNA President and CEO In early October, RTDNA and 18 other press freedom groups and national news organizations filed two key...

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WASHINGTON (OCT. 5, 2023) — Today, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) filed a legal request with the U.S. District Court...

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By Dan ShelleyPresident and CEO, RTDNA Arguably the most important criminal case in American history will begin Thursday with an arraignment in a...

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The Radio Television Digital News Association has launched an interactive, searchable database feature to our Cameras in the Courts guide that will...

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Jim Prather, vice president of digital strategy for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, accepts the 2023 RTDNA Foundation Citation of Courage on behalf of...

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April 3, 2023 Russian Federation 10-1000 Federal City Moscow In Captivity Mr. Evan Gershkovich Journalist, The Wall Street Journal Dear...

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Safety remains a primary concern for journalists as nine have been murdered in the U.S. since 2015.

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The RTDNA Foundation will honor nine individuals at the 32nd annual First Amendment Awards, recognizing their efforts to promote responsible...

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In these first weeks of 2023, one issue is causing us great concern. 

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It is a world where journalists are attacked publicly by an American president as “enemies of the people.” It is a world where totalitarian...

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