Democracy Requires a Free Press: Guild Statement on White House ban on Audio and Visual in Daily Briefings

06/26/2017

New York, NY - Standing up for freedom means that journalists, no matter what government officials might do, must get the news, report it, and deliver it to the public," said Grant Glickson, president of the NewsGuild of New York. "The Trump White House has decided that briefings will be conducted with no visuals and no audio. The more you say no to reporters the more they will fight to do what they know how to do: report the news, protect our freedoms, and stand up to any form of censorship. Democracy requires a free press no matter what the Trump administration thinks.

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About the NewsGuild

The NewsGuild of New York is the union for print and digital news professionals in America’s media capital. We are the workplace advocate for people in the media business, including some of the best journalists in the country. The majority of our nearly 3,000 members work in newsrooms at media organizations from print to digital to broadcast. We represent workers at the following companies: The Hour, Law360, Amsterdam News, El Diario, The Foreign Policy Association,  Hudson News, The Jewish Forward, Jewish Telegraphic Agency/70 Faces Media, Kaplan International Centers, The Nation, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, The Jersey Journal, Standard & Poor's, Scholastic, Inc., Consumer's Union, Thomson Reuters, WPIX-TV, and Writers Guild of America East.

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