SPJ Fights For A Federal Shield Law

From the release:

    The nation’s largest journalism-advocacy organization urges journalists to draw public attention to the need for a federal shield law. The Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 is scheduled for reintroduction to Congress at 1 p.m. (EST), Wednesday.

    SPJ.org contains an extensive collection of resources explaining why a federal shield law promotes a more informed citizenry and free press. Visit SPJ’s federal shield law page to learn more.

    SPJ National President Christine Tatum, an assistant business editor at The Denver Post, explains key elements of the 2007 bill and lists its legislative sponsors on her blog, Freedom of the Prez .

    Journalists working on stories about the proposed federal shield law may reach Tatum at (303) 881-8702 or ctatum@spj.org ….

    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 information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org .