Fox, ABC Among New Members of Press Freedom Campaign

The Committee to Protect Journalists said that it has added a bunch of new partners for its Protect Press Freedom campaign. 

Those include Fox News, ABC, Bloomberg, Google, TIME and others. Google joins Facebook and Twitter, which are already members. 

The campaign was launched last month to create public awareness about "significant threats" to press freedom both foreign and domestic, including "inflammatory rhetoric targeting the press." 

President Donald Trump has been one of the most vocal critics of mainstream media per the below tweet: 


The CPJ campaign is designed to both educate the public about the threats and inspire them to join the fight to protect their right to information. 

The campaign comprises "national TV and radio spots, digital and print ads, shared social media posts and a PSA (see below)," all trying to convey the message: "In order to be free, we must be informed." 

Other members of the campaign are Barron’s, CBS, CNN, Comcast-NBC Universal, Gannett|USA TODAY NETWORK, Los Angeles Times, McClatchy, The New York Times, NPR, Reuters, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, Scripps, Sinclair, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones and The Washington Post. In addition to the Reporters Committee and CPJ, the campaign steering committee includes Free Press, Internews, Media Law Resource Center, PEN America, Reporters Without Borders and the Society of Professional Journalists. Additional partners include the Foreign Press Association, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Inter American Press Association, International Center for Journalists, National Association of Broadcasters, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Press Club, National Press Club Journalism Institute, Native American Journalists Association, Overseas Press Club, Overseas Press Club Foundation, Radio Television Digital News Association, Society of Environmental Journalists and Wikimedia Foundation. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.