“The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker brings together more than two dozen press freedom groups to create a centralized repository for research. The data we gather will help inform advocacy, journalism, and legal action.”

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Steering Committee

Alex Ellerbeck, Senior Americas and U.S. Research Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists (chair)

Trevor Timm, Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation

Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for North America, Reporters Without Borders

Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Katie Fallow, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Melody Patry, Senior Advocacy Officer, Index on Censorship


American Society of News Editors

Association of Alternative Newsmedia

Columbia Journalism Review

Committee to Protect Journalists

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Free Press

Global Editors Network

Index on Censorship

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Media Law Resource Center


National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Press Club

National Press Photographers Association

News Media Alliance



Online News Association

PEN America


Regional Reporters Association

Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Reporters Without Borders

Society of Environmental Journalists

Society of Professional Journalists

The Media Consortium