AAN News

AAN Fighting for FOIA

AAN was one of fifty organizations who sent a letter to President Obama asking for his commitment to certain basic principles regarding the Freedom of Information Act. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-24-2014  1:15 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Signs 'Right to Report' Petition

Petition calls on the White House to respect journalists' right to gather and report the news in the digital age. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-10-2014  12:30 pm  |  Legal News

Riverfront Times Seeks Juvenile Records for Officer Darren Wilsonnew

Riverfront Times is seeking the juvenile records of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot and killed Michael Brown.
Riverfront Times  |  08-30-2014  3:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Letter Criticizing Police Detention of Journalists in Ferguson

AAN joined a letter criticizing local law enforcement for restricting fundamental free speech and free press rights in Ferguson, Mo. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-16-2014  1:45 pm  |  Legal News

Judge Throws Out Case Against MauiTime Publisher, County Of Maui Appealsnew

Two weeks after a judge threw out the criminal case against MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo over his photographing Maui police officers, the County of Maui has appealed the decision.
MauiTime  |  07-23-2014  1:35 pm  |  Legal News

Help Rescue Us from the SAVE Act

It's time for AAN members to speak out against the "Save Act." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-01-2014  3:30 pm  |  Legal News

There's no Saving this Senate Version of the SAVE Act

The U.S. Senate is now considering an even stronger version of the proposed law known as the "SAVE Act." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-18-2014  6:15 pm  |  Legal News

How You Can Help Pass the Federal Shield Law

AAN just joined more than 70 media organizations and companies on to a letter asking Senate leadership to bring the Free Flow of Information Act to the Senate floor. A federal shield law would reduce the number of subpoenas issued to reporters in civil litigation that happen to be filed in federal court. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-11-2014  6:00 pm  |  Legal News

Why the SAVE Act is a BFD for Alt-Weeklies

HR 4225 puts AAN members squarely in danger of prosecution for the criminal acts of others. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-15-2014  12:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Legal Corner: From Small Briefs, Baby, Big Things One Day Come

AAN joins amicus briefs on Idaho's "Ag-Gag" law and a defamation case in Massachusetts. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-08-2014  11:30 am  |  Legal News

AAN Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Require Warrant for Search or Seizure of Mobile Devices

AAN wants to ensure that reporters' phones and other devices cannot be indiscriminately searched by law enforcement seeking a way around various protections important to the newsgathering process. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-11-2014  9:00 am  |  Legal News

Proposed Bill Threatens AAN Members' Right to Free Speech

HR 4225 could put you directly in the crosshairs for even criminal prosecution based on the advertisements you accept (both online and in print). (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-08-2014  10:15 am  |  Legal News

On the Importance of Keeping Confidential Sources Confidential

How a reporter's privilege case in Illinois could impact alt-weeklies' ability to report on crime effectively. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-24-2014  1:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Supports FOIA Reform Legislation Moving Forward in Congress

While ripe with promise and wonderful in theory, FOIA often lets reporters down in practice. That's why AAN supports legislation designed to improve your FOIA experience. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-27-2014  12:30 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Fights to Defend Anti-SLAPP Laws

AAN joined 26 other media organizations and companies on an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. At issue is the application of the State of Washington's "Anti-SLAPP" law in a federal court proceeding. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-13-2014  6:00 pm  |  Legal News