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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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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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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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