RTDNA responds to call for FCC to investigate journalists


Radio Television Digital News Association Executive Director Dan Shelley today issued the following statement:

Local journalists across the country have a Constitutionally guaranteed obligation to serve their communities by seeking and reporting the truth, often by reporting on the public activities of public officials.

These reports frequently shine a light on problems that otherwise would have gone unnoticed, and such reporting often serves as a catalyst for positive change.

We urge the Federal Communications Commission to reject a request from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office to investigate the content of news stories conducted by WBFF-TV into the policies, activities and official business of that office and its chief prosecutor, Marilyn J. Mosby.

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