SPJ commends Department of Justice for Report on Review of News Media Policies
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Sonny Albarado, SPJ National President,501.551.8811, email@example.com
Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317.920.4785, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists' expressed thanks to the Department of Justice for taking steps to tighten rules regarding investigations that involve journalists.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, SPJ President Sonny Albarado said “The Society of Professional Journalists commends you and the Department of Justice for taking seriously the concerns of journalists regarding DOJ policies affecting investigations that involve members of the news media.”
The letter, in response to the recent Department of Justice Report on Review of News Media Policies, also thanked Holder for the department’s continued support of a federal Shield Law.
A copy of Albarado’s full letter to Holder can be found below this statement.
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.