Trump Administration Removes Language on Freedom of the Press from Justice Department Handbook

The U.S. Attorneys’ Manual is a guide to Justice Department policies written for U.S. attorneys and other department employees. It was edited late last year, for the first time in two decades, with significant changes to the “Media Relations” section—changes experts say reflect a larger Trump administration hostility towards members of the press.

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CU strategizes to better link journalists, public

At the start of the semester, CU journalism professor Mei-Ling McNamara finds students who not only can’t tell her what’s on the front page of any paper any particular day, they don’t know who the secretary of state is. But she doesn’t just throw up her hands. She keeps giving them news quizzes and grading them rigorously. The students soon figure out that they need to stay informed.

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Fort Collins City Council votes to release police chief recruitment records after lawsuit

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to release some records related to the city’s police chief recruitment process after a lawsuit from conservative group Judicial Watch. The group “uses the open records or freedom of information laws and other tools to investigate and uncover misconduct by government officials and litigation to hold to account politicians and public officials who engage in corrupt activities,” according to its website.

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Common Cause Urges FEC to Enact Stronger Proposal for Disclosure of Online Political Ads Sponsors “Paid for By” Disclaimers

Common Cause and 25,213 of its members and supporters have filed formal comments urging the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to adopt the stronger of two proposals (Alternative A) to update its rules by requiring online political advertisements to include “paid for by” disclaimers currently required for TV, radio and print ads.

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Colorado UP: Colorado’s Response to the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements

Colorado creative professionals are done tolerating systemic forms of oppression. We’re calling for an end to harassment, discrimination, and assault in Colorado’s film, media and performing arts.  Known as Colorado UP, we’ve created a social movement that stands in solidarity with #MeToo and #TimesUp by creating a conscious community across Colorado that values equality, respect, and dignity for all. We invite you to join us.

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