SPJ joins Reporters Committee letter to DOJ
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Sonny Albarado, SPJ National President, 501.551.8811,
Christine DiGangi, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317.927.8000 ext. 205,
INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists joined a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter to the Department of Justice, which demands an explanation and the return of secretly seized phone records of more than 100 Associated Press journalists.
The letter, which can be found here, highlights the DOJ’s violation of its own guidelines regarding news media testimony and evidence — guidelines that the RCFP helped draft decades ago. More than 50 media organizations signed today’s letter.
Yesterday, SPJ President Sonny Albarado issued a statement on the matter.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.