RTDNA urges Commerce Committee to hold hearing on media

July 26, 2017 01:30

RTDNA is joining the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and a score of other journalism groups, urging the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.

The groups say an informed public is crucial to democracy and they want to work together to ensure the public has an informed opinion of the press and its role. Because the Commerce Committee oversees the Federal Communications Commission, it plays an important role in broadcast media licensing, communications networks and more.

The organizations say and open discussion about journalism will hopefully help to rebuild trust in the profession.

You can read the full letter here.