CPJ to publish report on press freedom under the Trump administration

New York, April 10, 2020 –The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, “The Trump Administration and the Media,” on April 16, 2020.

The report, authored by former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie, Jr., with research from Stephanie Sugars, a reporter for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, examines the effects of U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-press rhetoric as well as policies under his administration, including media access, warrantless searches of journalists at borders, and aggressive prosecutions of alleged leakers.

Downie also authored CPJ’s 2013 report on press freedom under the Obama administration. More on American press freedom can be found on CPJ’s United States page and on the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.

WHAT: Release of CPJ’s report, “The Trump Administration and the Media”

WHEN: April 16, 2020, 9 a.m. EDT

WHERE: https://cpj.org


CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide

Note to Editors:

Embargoed copies of the report are available on request. To request a copy of the report or to arrange an interview, email press@cpj.org.

Media contacts:

Bebe Santa-Wood

Communications Associate