Squeezed for profits, news media companies no longer are pushing for access to information as they once did, a panel of Denver journalists said at a National Press Club forum here Tuesday.
"The media seems less and less willing to fight back and to challenge government authority in a legal sense," said Brian Maass, who leads the investigative team at Denver's CBS 4.He was speaking at a National Press Club Centennial Forum on the First Amendment, freedom of the press and the future of journalism at the Denver Press Club.
Friday, September 12, 2008
News media giving up the fight for information?
Journalists at a National Press Club forum in Denver think so. One panelist raised quite an disconcerting thought: Perhaps the government realizes the media companies are struggling financially and can't afford to take legal action every time they put up a road block to requested information.