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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By Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director The United States has entered its 246th year as one of the world’s longest sustaining democracies. As...

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Today, the Radio Television Digital News Association issued a statement in support of the PRESS Act (HEN21909) introduced by Sen....

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In conjunction with a coalition of news organizations and press freedom groups, Dan Shelley, RTDNA’s executive director and COO, issued the...

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By Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director On May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day – the name George Floyd was like millions of others in the...

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RTDNA Executive Director and COO Dan Shelley is calling on the Biden Administration to be more open and accessible to journalists. Specifically,...

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Dan Shelley, RTDNA’s executive director and COO, released this statement in support of California’s Senate Bill 98, “Public peace: Media access.”

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Dan Shelley, RTDNA’s executive director and COO, released this statement following the introduction of the “Fact Checker Regulation...

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By Andrea Stahlman RTDNA Board Chair | News Director, WLKY Louisville, Ky. Dear Local Journalists: This week, radio and television broadcasters...

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Following reports of journalists being shut out of a bill signing event on May 6, 2021, RTDNA delivered a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...

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Today, Shelley sent the following letter underscoring its position that journalists should not be encumbered by the government as they serve the...

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By Dan Shelley Executive Director – RTDNA I’ve been struck by a rock while covering a particularly gnarly strike at a steel...

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RTDNA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and more than 100 other press freedom and First Amendment groups urging the...

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