EWA Joins Journalism Groups To Urge Trump For Government Access

Dear Colleague,

In releasing the first State of the Education Beat report last May, I shared my view that no education reporter should be denied timely access to schools, campuses, or public information. Yet many EWA members face just such barriers.

One step toward removing those obstacles is to improve communication between government officials and the press. That’s why EWA is proud to join 60 other journalism organizations in calling on the incoming Trump administration to help ensure that “a free press remains a cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.”

On Inauguration Day, as we witness the peaceful transfer of power at the highest level of government, a fresh commitment to a free and independent press is more important than ever. Please take a moment to read this new letter to the administration and reflect on the issues it raises.

I look forward to an ongoing conversation with you on advancing the cause of press freedom in the months and years to come.


Caroline Hendrie
Executive Director
Education Writers Association