Advocacy

All the latest from RTDNA's local, state and federal advocacy efforts

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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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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On the third day of D.C. Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) embarked on a...

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The Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin on Monday, Feb. 7. We, the media, were mentioned as a...

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The last year may well go down as one of the worst years ever recorded for journalists around the world. And while 2021 was not as bad for...

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The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating a handful of local law enforcement agencies around the...

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The U.S. Supreme Court — without explanation — announced November 1 it will not hear Frasier v. Evans, et al., a case from the 10th U.S. Circuit...

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On the last day of bill signings for California’s 2021 state legislative session, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 98, which represents a...

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On August 30, NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster was doing a live report from Gulfport, Miss. as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Hurricane Ida when a...

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Today, after months of active advocacy from RTDNA and our allies in the industry, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and...

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RTDNA is joining three other global press freedom groups, and 21 national and international news organizations, in urging President Biden,...

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