Campaign seeks to show gratitude to journalists during pandemic

From davidpwhelan on Morguefile


Today, RTDNA, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), along with a core coalition of over 40 local and national media and nonprofit partners, announced the launch of a joint bilingual campaign to recognize the #PRESSential workers, and #ThankAJourno for their efforts on the frontlines of COVID-19. The coalition asked public to post on their social media accounts at on April 9 and include messages of support and gratitude to journalists and newsrooms.

“Across the country, journalists are stepping up to serve their communities,” said RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley. “Newsrooms are expanding coverage, innovating in amazing ways and collaborating with competitors to provide critical information to the public, including messages of hope, help and unity.”

Comprised of a coalition who represent every essential area of the fourth Estate, the #PRESSential campaign will serve to inform the public of the critical work done daily by journalists, unite the world in a spirit of gratitude for the press, and celebrate individuals and newsrooms for their diligence in serving their communities.  

Read the full statement here.