NJ-SPJ is very concerned about an event on Wednesday at City Hall in Newark where members of the media were prevented from covering a public meeting. Below is a video from NJTV explaining what happened and the ramifications for the public:
To quote the SPJ mission statement: “It is the role of journalists to provide . . . information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.”
At no time is that more important than in the middle of a public health crisis.