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Congressional Quarterly Reports on “The Mobilized Media”

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In a report headlined “Mobilized Media,” Congressional Quarterly suggests that a modest media effort in legislative advocacy – “hardly the…

In a report headlined “Mobilized Media,” Congressional Quarterly suggests that a modest media effort in legislative advocacy – “hardly the kind of highly coordinated effort your typical fat Washington wallet buys” – is having some success, citing the introduction of bills to modify FOIA and provide a Reporters Shield Law. (CJOG is one of the organizations involved in that effort.) The report notes that “even as some journalists conclude that they must actively combat secrecy in order to do the job of covering government, others find advocacy awkward and incongruous. There seems to exist an inherent tension, perhaps an outright conflict, in the Fourth Estate seeking to influence the way government behaves.” (5/9/05)

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