News media go on the defense.

To combat what they call “today’s climate of distrust and growing attacks on journalism,” the Radio Television Digital News Association has set up what they call the “Voice of the First Amendment Task Force.” The task force will be meeting with group heads at the NAB in Las Vegas later this month to discuss what action it will take to support journalists and offer education about the need for Free Press in America to the general public. According to task force cochair Sheryl Worsley, news director of KSL/Salt Lake City, “If the public comes to believe the news media are the ‘enemy of the people,’ one of our country’s most fundamental rights could be lost. Freedom of the press helps ensure a check on government and helps America stay free.”