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Three news editor associations are objecting to content limits being imposed on journalists who cover sporting events in the Southeastern…

Three news editor associations are objecting to content limits being imposed on journalists who cover sporting events in the Southeastern Conference.

The Associated Press Managing Editors, Associated Press Sports Editors and the American Society of News Editors jointly sent a letter primarily objecting to restrictions on use of video on Web sites and "real-time" descriptions of a game as it is played.

Strict limits on sports credentials are becoming more common, from major league baseball down to high schools football games, as schools and leagues seek to protect exclusive distribution deals.