Freedom of the Press

NCAC Supports Senate Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Escalating Attacks on Media

By |2018-08-01T17:16:34-04:00August 1st, 2018|Press Releases|

In response to the White House's decision to ban a CNN reporter in retaliation for asking a question, ten Senators have introduced a resolution condemning increasing infringement on press freedom, with the support of several national civil liberties organizations.

In an important step towards open goverment, Obama revives FOIA

By |2019-03-13T15:17:34-04:00January 27th, 2009|Blog|

On his first day in office, Barack Obama issued a memo reviving The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The memo states: “The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails.” This is a clear change from the policy of the Bush administration. As Slate puts it: Under Bush-Ashcroft, the presumption [...]

Daily Collegian photographer likely to face charges for taking photographs at riot

By |2019-03-13T15:17:40-04:00January 26th, 2009|Blog|

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, charges against the student photographer Michael Felletter are likely to be refiled. Michael Felletter, a photographer for Penn State’s newspaper The Daily Collegian, was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse after taking photographs during a post-Ohio State football game riot and disobeying orders from policemen to leave the [...]

Covering War

By |2019-03-13T15:02:48-04:00January 15th, 2009|Blog|

Now Twittering: AJGaza The New York Times recently  printed an article by Noel Cohen about the limited access Americans have to Al Jazeera’s coverage of Israel’s invasion of Gaza.  This, as Cohen notes, is in part because the station is carried only by cable providers in Burlington, Vt.; Toledo, Ohio; and Washington, D.C. Why is it so important that Americans [...]

Student Press Goes to Washington

By |2019-03-07T21:44:54-04:00December 23rd, 2008|Blog|

With what promises to be the most crowded inauguration in US history, SPLC has issued an advisory to student journalists planning on covering the event: The Student Press Law Center is advising college journalists who plan to cover events surrounding the Presidential Inauguration to be held January 20 in Washington, D.C., to take several precautionary steps to avoid being arrested [...]