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The Society of Professional Journalists seeks to maintain constant vigilance in protection of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press and to encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.
Below, find resources for journalists and the public on issues involving access to government records and activities and freedom of information education.
How in the world do you define a journalist? The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee attempted to do it in 837 words. Its an ambitious task, and Im not really comfortable defining covered journalist, but in the big scheme of things the definition could be a lot worse.
The Society's Legal Defense Fund provides journalists with legal or direct financial assistance. The Society of Professional Journalists collects and distributes contributions for aiding journalists in defending the freedom of speech and press guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution
Its time to raise the shield. Now! Congress is considering the Free Flow of Information Act a federal shield law. We need to let our U.S. senators know how important this legislation is for society. You can help! Email or call your two senators, and then let us know that you did. We will update the shield map and continue to spread the word. Act now!