The following is a joint statement on today’s violence at the U.S. Capital from National Press Club President Michael Freedman and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane:
We are distressed and deeply saddened by the violence at the U.S. Capitol today. Once again, readers, viewers and listeners are relying on reporters demonstrating courage and resolve in witnessing and reporting this attack on our democracy.
Journalists today are working under dangerous circumstances in and around the U.S. Capitol. We commend them for their bravery in working to get the news out during terrifying moments for them and the lawmakers and congressional staff they cover.
The National Press Club, founded in 1908, is The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™ with nearly 3,000 members worldwide. The Club is a strong voice for Press Freedom matters abroad and at home.
The National Press Club Journalism Institute is the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club and promotes a transparent global society through an independent and free press and equips journalists with modern tools to inspire civic engagement and inform the public.
Press Contact: Lindsay Underwood for the National Press Club; [email protected], (202) 662-7561
SOURCE National Press Club; National Press Club Journalism Institute