Access 101: Journalists cannot be barred from public meetings

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.

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