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01/09/2017
Sen. Jeff Sessions, who will appear before the Senate tomorrow for his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States, has over the years taken positions on a number of issues affecting journalists and media organizations, according to a...
01/09/2017
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press today issued a statement on the death January 7 of Nat Hentoff. A former columnist for The Village Voice and The Washington Post as well as other media outlets, Hentoff served on the committee’s...
12/15/2016
Transcripts of witness testimony from a historic 1942 grand jury investigation of the Chicago Tribune are now public, following a lengthy court battle to unseal them.  The testimony was part of an investigation that arose out of a Tribune...
12/09/2016
$450,000 grant will be used to provide journalists with pro bono legal assistance WASHINGTON – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $450,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...
11/18/2016
Attorneys from the Reporters Committee and Time Inc. filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today challenging a district court’s refusal to unseal at least four documents from the 1999 settlement of a class action...