CNN’s Erin Burnett: Trump Scolding Reporters Isn’t About ‘Decorum,’ It’s About ‘Controlling the Press’


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At the top of her show on Friday, CNN’s Erin Burnett pushed back on President Donald Trump‘s claims that he will impose rules and regulations on the press to ensure “decorum and respect” at the White House. Asked by reporters about what he meant by rules and regulations he plans to impose in wake of Jim Acosta‘s hard pass reinstatement, Trump insisted “you have to act with respect” in the White House. “You can’t take three questions and four questions and just stand up and not sit down,” Trump scolded the reporters. “Decorum. We have to practice decorum. You were there. You understood, and you understand we want total freedom of the press. That’s very important to me. It’s more important to me than anybody would believe. But you have to act with respect. You’re in the White House.” After playing the clip of Trump’s words,  Burnett Continue reading "CNN’s Erin Burnett: Trump Scolding Reporters Isn’t About ‘Decorum,’ It’s About ‘Controlling the Press’"

This Spanish data-driven news site thinks its work goes past publishing stories — to lobbying the government and writing laws


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If you spend dozens of hours learning about a subject — say, government procurements — for an article, you might want to find some way to use that knowledge beyond just hitting Publish on a story. As a journalist, obviously, there are some hesitations; the debate on where the line falls between journalism and activism continues to simmer. But the activist-for-truth role of a journalist is part of the core of Spanish nonprofit news organization Civio, which believes that when it uncovers problems in government, part of its job is to lobby for specific solutions. Eva Belmonte, Civio’s managing editor, has shown up at Spanish legislators’ offices with 100-page proposed amendments in tow. Some of her legislative language has made it into Spanish law. After reporting extensively on the procurement process, Belmonte became Civio’s main outreach to government officials. CIvio doesn’t lobby on every issue it reports
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