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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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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By Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director Today, the Radio Television Digital News Association sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security...

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Representative Eric Swalwell first introduced the Journalist Protection Act (JPA) to Congress in 2018. This important piece of legislation would...

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Every day, thousands of local journalists help shape the action we take to right wrongs, hold those in power accountable and use our power as...

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By Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director This essay originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Crain’s NewsPro and is republished with...

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The Radio Television Digital News Association today is demanding that the US Capitol Police, the Department of Homeland Security and other...

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From Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director In the wake of unprecedented events this week, the Radio Television Digital News Association would...

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As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, RTDNA has recieved reports of journalists being...

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