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Reporters Committee partners with INN as a media law resource for non-profit news organizations

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has partnered with the Investigative News Network to provide its more than…

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has partnered with the Investigative News Network to provide its more than 100 non-profit news organization members with First Amendment, newsgathering, and other media law resources and guidance developed by Reporters Committee attorneys.

“Our partnership with INN is a terrific opportunity for our staff attorneys to help non-profit news organizations obtain answers to their legal questions and, if needed, referrals to local counsel,” said Reporters Committee Executive Director Bruce D. Brown. “This should be especially helpful to many of the newer INN members who may not be as familiar with the Reporters Committee and its resources. I hope that our new role as INN’s go-to partner for media law assistance will encourage its members to turn to us when they are confronting challenges in gathering and disseminating the news or are facing other legal issues in their businesses.

“We look forward to helping protect the free press rights of non-profit news organizations as we have done for all news media organizations for the past 45 years,” Brown added.

“Nonprofit news publishers are an increasingly important part of the American journalism and media fabric,” said Kevin Davis, CEO and Executive Director of INN, the Investigative News Network. “Having access to leading legal expertise is essential for these organizations who seek to bring truth to power. We are delighted to have the support of and access to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for our member news publishers.”

About the Reporters Committee

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970, at a time when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources. Today it provides pro bono legal advocacy, resources, and support to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. Funded by corporate, foundation, and individual contributions, the Reporters Committee serves the nation’s leading news organizations; thousands of reporters, editors, and media lawyers; and many more who use our online and mobile resources. For more information, go to www.rcfp.org, or follow us on Twitter @rcfp.