President Trump declared in a tweet that he has told White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop holding […]
Following a two-week long legal battle over CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House access that played out on the national stage, the White House has reinstated his press credentials that were suspended earlier this month. But will a new set of rules and more strain on the relationship between the president and the press have a chilling effect on press freedom?
Donald Trump has often called out news organizations as "fake news," excluded reporters from rallies, and limited press access both on the campaign trail and after assuming office. But many are condemning the White Houses' move to revoke the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta unprecedented and dangerous. Larger questions still remain: can reporters be barred from news conferences because the Trump administration objects to coverage? And will reporter's boycott White House press briefings in solidarity with Acosta and in defense of press freedom?
Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press, and E&E News were barred by the EPA from entering a national summit “of […]
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on May 11, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]