Saturday, March 12, 2005

Well, at least some broadcast journalists are getting their back up

Broadcasting & Cable covers the Radio TV News Directors banquet, and there are some very disgruntled journalists increasingly upset at the influence the administration is wielding--sometimes in courts--against journalists. Worth a read. Here's how it starts:

The White House, the courts and the Federal Communications Commission all took hits from broadcast journalists Thursday night, who said they were feeling under fire from a manipulative and even malicious government.

NBC News President Neal Shapiro set the tone, telling a roomful of top journalists gathered for the Radio-Television News Directors Foundation awards dinner in D.C. that the press is under attack as never before from the executive and judicial branches, which he says are pursuing journalists with "actual malice" just for doing their jobs.

It's time to "sound the alarm," he said. That call was picked up by other speakers and punctuated with applause from the crowd.


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