The White House and the Press
The Trump administration and the political climate in Washington creates a need for all journalists to keep abreast of the latest issues and controversies related to the free flow of information and our First Amendment rights. So RTDNA is providing an ongoing archive of our own positions on these issues, along with curated postings of related news from sources around the country.

We encourage you to visit this page often to stay current on developments related to freedom of information and transparency in government.
- Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director


RTDNA Views

Not reporting terror attacks? A ridiculous accusation!
A free flow of information no longer
The road ahead
Meet the press—Trump style
Sessions needs to embrace freedom of the press
A radical change may be coming
A truth we must reckon with
More signs of things to come?
Off to a bad start
Where will we go?
The morning after

In the News

Trump says his problems caused by media
Trump slams media, defends performance
Trump attacks media in news conference
Some media outlets grow weary of administration spokeswoman
FBI backtracks on FOIA fax plan
FBI will revert to using fax machines, snail mail for FOIA requests
Press freedom under Trump: turbulent times ahead
Transition to Trump: Reporters must be allowed to protect their sources
The coming storm for journalism under Trump
Trump's D.C. hotel bans press during inauguration week
Trump: I won't move press briefing room
Headlines Matter
We Cannot Tolerate Legal and Personal Attacks on Journalists For Doing Their Jobs
It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’
Sean Spicer Named White House Press Secretary
Priebus floats shake-up for White House press corps
Trump vs. the White House Press Corps
Trump asks for media 'reset,' but lashes out at execs
Why you should care about Trump ditching his press pool
Trump team promises press pool, but concerns remain
Fallout from Trump's war on the media will linger after election