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The Reporters Committee wrote a letter on behalf of itself and 14 other news organizations, weighing in on the issue…

The Reporters Committee wrote a letter on behalf of itself and 14 other news organizations, weighing in on the issue of whether SCOTUSblog should be allowed to hold press credentials. The Standing Committee of Correspondents, made up of five journalists, requires that qualifying news organizations “be editorially independent of any institution, foundation or interest group that lobbies the federal government, or that is not principally a general news organization.” The committee had questions about the relationship between the news site and both the founder’s law firm and its sole sponsor, Bloomberg Law. We urged the committee to recognize that funding and management relations can be complex with new forms of media and to allow for flexibility when a site has demonstrated that it is indeed covering the news.

2014-05-22_SCOTUSBlog_Letter.pdf