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Strength in Numbers: Building Coalitions to Advocate for Press Freedom

Our industry is at a crossroads where journalist access and press freedoms are constantly under attack. This session will show you how to build coalitions between journalism organizations, media unions and First Amendment advocacy groups in your area to help advocate for press freedoms through policy at the state level and beyond. Hear from representatives from the Los Angeles Journalist Coalition who successfully lobbied to get California State Bill 98, legislation that protects journalists from detention or arrest while covering civil unrest, passed into law. Find out how this coalition continues to mobilize when press freedoms are at risk.