SEVERAL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS have banned their journalists from "participating" in political events, including the upcoming event in Washington DC with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
"NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers," reads a memo sent to NPR staffers. "This restriction applies to the upcoming Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies."
The news organizations argue that journalists could lose credibility if seen at those events.
Should journalists be able to attend political rallies? Are they allowed to have their own political opinions?
Should they be registered to vote within a specific party? Or should they remain undecided or independent?
1 year ago