The story so far
On July 8, SPJ, along with 38 other journalism and open government groups, called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. The national organizations sent a letter to Obama urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources. Since then, more groups have signed on.
Update, July 29: New link added:
New York Times: It’s Time to Push Back When Government Controls the Message
Update, July 15: New links added:
Russian TV Channel Life News: Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’
Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute: ‘Look No Further Than Your Own Administration’
Update, July 14: New links added:
Huffington Post Live: Free Speech Zone with @AlyonaMink
Fox and Friends: Journalists call out White House on lack of transparency
Fox Business: No transparency at the White House?
Update, July 11: New links added:
Cihan News Agency: US journalists criticize Obama administration for media censorship
The Rock River Times: 38 journalism groups urge president to stop excessive controls on public information
Washington Examiner: Journalism groups accuse Obama of news censorship
Steamboat Today: Rob Douglas: Journalists to Obama: ‘Stop the spin’
The Epoch Times: Coalition Seeks Open Government
Washington Times: Journalists’ group to Obama: “Stop the spin and let the sunshine in’
Huffington Post: Journalism Groups Want Obama To Stop These Frustrating Practices
Washington Times: Journalists to Obama: Whatever happened to that new ‘era of openness’?
Politico (blog): Media orgs: Obama ‘stifling free expression’
Evening Moscow: Американские журналисты призвали Обаму вмешаться.
McClatchy Wire Service: Media, transparency groups to Obama: Keep your word
The Voice of Russia: 38 journalist groups in US protest against suppression of media by White House
The Kansas City Star: Obama must end the public information barriers
Breitbart News: Journalist Groups Protest Obama’s ‘Suppression of the News’
O’Dwyers PR News: Frustrated Journo Groups Tell Obama PA Officers Stymie Reporting
Multichannel News: Journalists Accuse WH Of Politically-Driven Suppression of News
Broadcasting and Cable: Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News
The Washington Free Beacon: Press Groups Call on Obama Admin to End ‘Pervasive’ Secrecy Practices
Associations Now: JOURNALISTS TO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: WHERE’S THE TRANSPARENCY?
Mintpress News: Media Groups Ask Obama To Save Democracy
Western Journalism: Did The Media Just Turn Its Back On Obama? If So He’s Really In Trouble
Personal Liberty Digest: Dozens Of Media Outlets Call On Obama To Stop Stifling Free Expression
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Media, transparency groups to Obama: Keep your word
NetNewsCheck.com: Journalism Groups Decry Public Info Controls
Bellingham Herald: Media, transparency groups to Obama: Keep your word