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SPJ sends letters of support to CNN, WHCA after journalist barred from White House event


Rebecca Baker, SPJ National President, 203-640-3904,
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Director of Communications and Marketing, 317-361-4134,

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists today sent letters to CNN and the White House Correspondents’ Association in support of journalist Kaitlan Collins and all journalists who cover the White House.

The letters were in response to CNN’s Collins being barred from attending a presidential event in the Rose Garden on Wednesday. The letters, signed by SPJ National President Rebecca Baker, said, “SPJ is deeply concerned with the White House’s behavior and attitude toward journalists and freedom of the press.”

SPJ stands with CNN, WHCA and other news organizations, in taking a stance against banning reporters and journalists from open government meetings and sessions.

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