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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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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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During the past year, the job of seeking and reporting the truth became increasingly dangerous. Journalists were threatened, assaulted and arrested...

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It’s never been a more dangerous time to be a journalist in America. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, attacks on the media have...

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For years, journalists have been arrested and assaulted for recording police activity in public spaces. In the protests following the death of...

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