Journalism Groups Seek Meeting with President-elect
Washington, D.C. – NAHJ and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government.
The coalition sent a letter today to Trump and Pence, asking for a meeting or conference call to discuss:
the ability of reporters to directly interact with government employees who are subject matter experts, rather than interacting with Public Information Officers (or having all conversations monitored by Public Information Officers);
access to the activities of the President;
and ensuring that the Federal Freedom of Information Act remains as strong as possible.
“NAHJ once again joins a coalition of journalism groups urging the Trump administration for fair access to the media. We are simply doing our jobs by holding those in office accountable to the American people.” – Brandon Benavides, NAHJ President
About NAHJ: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,000 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ