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RTNDF Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline Extended to May 14

It’s not too late! You still have time to apply for RTNDF’s scholarships or fellowships. More information and application forms are
available online.

RTNDA Calls for Probe of Police Treatment of Media at Los Angeles Rally
Television coverage shows police beating journalists there to cover the May 1 immigration demonstration.

RTNDA Applauds Reintroduction of a
Federal Shield Law

The bipartisan Free Flow of Information Act was introduced on Wednesday with support from a coalition of 40 media companies and journalistic organizations.
Read the coalition's release as well as comments of support from news organizations.

Don’t Miss a Minute of RTNDA@NAB
Share convention sessions with your newsroom by buying them on audio CD-ROM. Order them here.
See convention highlights, blogs and photo albums on the RTNDA@NAB News Hub.
Watch student-produced podcasts from the convention.

Bill Roswell named chair of RTNDA
Elections results are in from RTNDA@NAB.

RTNDA Honors Christiane Amanpour
With Prestigious Paul White Award

CNN's chief international correspondent addressed the value of foreign news to the RTNDA@NAB crowd as she accepted the association's highest honor.
More convention coverage
Read Christiane Amanpour's speech at the RTNDA Awards Dinner in 2000

RTNDA Condemns Imus Remarks about Rutgers Team; RTNDF's Diversity Toolkit Can Help Guide Discussions
The Radio-Television News Directors Association joins the National Association of Black Journalists in condemning the racist and sexist remarks by radio talk show host Don Imus about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

RTNDA Applauds NFL Decision to Broaden
Local Television Sidelines Coverage

League owners vote to change a 2006 rule that banned local station video cameras from the sidelines during games.

RTNDA Announces Regional Murrow Award Winners
Judges honor 280 stations for demonstrating excellence in electronic journalism in the 2007 Edward R. Murrow Awards.
View the list of winners by region

Barbara Cochran Discusses RTNDA Priorities with TVNewsday.com
RTNDA President Barbara Cochran provides insight into the organization's goals, challenges and on-going efforts in an interview with Harry A. Jessell, editor of TVNewsday.com.
Read the transcript

RTNDA Applauds Congressional Action on Freedom of Information Legislation
U.S. House of Representatives passes H.R. 1309 during Sunshine Week to strengthen FOIA, reaffirming their commitment to open government.

More about Sunshine Week
View and Listen to the Sunshine Week PSAs in English and Spanish

RTNDF Honors Leading Broadcast Journalists at the First Amendment Awards Dinner
RTNDF salutes Roger Ailes of FOX News, Philip Balboni of New England Cable News, Kimberly Dozier of CBS News and Bob Woodruff of ABC
News, as the 2007 First Amendment Award recipients.

Remarks from Fox News Channel's chairman Roger Ailes
View a photo album of the evening
More about the First Amendment Awards
TVNewser on Kimberly Dozier
TVNewser on Bob Woodruff
TVNewser on Roger Ailes

Newly Updated Diversity Toolkit
The toolkit contains a downloadable workbook with streaming video of stories to help stations evaluate how they address diversity in their newsrooms and in their coverage.

Read what industry leaders say about diversity
Request your own free diversity toolkit

RTNDA Wants You to Help Design New Website
RTNDA is developing a new website to provide on-demand networking opportunities, career development services and best practices resources for journalism. And we could use your help.

Guide for Newly Named News Directors
This handbook is designed to help not only those in their first news director job but also those news directors changing stations or markets. Produced through RTNDF's News Leadership Project.Supported by McCormick Tribune Foundation.

News Leadership Guide Now Available
This resource is the journalist’s guide to teaching leadership and management skills and values. Produced through RTNDF's News Leadership Project.Supported by McCormick Tribune Foundation.

RTNDA Responds to Latest VNR Allegations
The Center for Media and Democracy has released a new report claiming to demonstrate that 46 TV stations aired corporate video news releases without disclosures. RTNDA stands behind its longstanding voluntary standards that call for appropriate identification of materials received from third-party sources.
RTNDA Urges FCC to Halt VNR Inquiry

Read RTNDA's petition to the FCC
Critique of the Center for Media and Democracy’s “Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed” Report

Future of News Survey
RTNDF's Future of News Survey reveals a need for integrating traditional and digital platforms, writes RTNDA Past Chairman Dan Shelley in the December issue of Communicator.
About the Survey
The Complete Future of News Survey
The Poynter Institute’s Q&A with
RTNDA President Barbara Cochran

RTNDA Celebrates Journalism Excellence
NBC News president Steve Capus and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams are among those who accepted honors at the RTNDA Awards Dinner for recipients of the 2006 Edward R. Murrow and RTNDA/UNITY Awards.
Order Photos From the Awards Dinner
2006 Murrow Award Winners
2006 RTNDA/UNITY Award Winners

FCC Clarifies Rules on Closed Captioning
The FCC has issued a clarification to its rules about making emergency information accessible via closed captioning to persons with hearing disabilities.

RTNDA/Ball State University Surveys
of Salaries and Diversity Available Online

Get the latest data on women and minotiries and salary statistics here.
Women and Minorities Survey
Salary Survey

Federal Shield Law Update
Confidential sources are under attack. Read about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2006 and how you can help get this bill passed.

Want To Be a Better TV Producer?
Then you’ll want to order Power Producer from RTNDA. We have just reprinted this best-selling book due to popular demand. It will help you write better, come up with great story ideas, build and organize a quality newscast and write teases that sell. Also includes sections on ratings and research, ethics and decision-making, training opportunities and career advice. Discover the go-to guide producers are talking about!
Order now online!
Download an order form

Good Night, and Good Luck.
Teacher’s Guide Now Available

RTNDF High School Journalism project offers free guide to high school teachers.

RTNDA Urges Stations
To Strengthen VNR Policies

RTNDA urges station management to review and strengthen their policies requiring complete disclosure of any outside material used in news programming.

RTNDA Publishes "Keeping It Legal: A
Media Law Handbook for the Newsroom"

Keeping it Legal A handy guide with information on media access, FOIA, copyright, labor law and more. If this book saves you just one call to your lawyer, it will pay for itself.
Order now online!
Download an order form

Order Your Copy of "Making of a Murrow"
RTNDA has produced a second series of videotapes, DVDs and CDs for newsroom and classroom use. The new edition features award-winning sports, spot news and newscasts from the 2004 Murrow Award winners, plus interviews with the reporters, producers and awards judges.
Order now online!
Download an order form

Job Listings
We have dozens of new jobs in our Job Bulletin. Maybe one is just right for you.
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Guidelines for Airing Graphic Materials
Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism
RTNDF Cable News Report
Diversity Toolkit
Covering Politics On Air and Online
Guide to Health Coverage Under HIPAA
Power Producer: A Practical Guide to TV News Producing

RTNDA Applauds Congressional Action on Freedom of Information Legislation
Six Ways RTNDA is Fighting to Protect Freedom of Information

RTNDF Sunshine Week Efforts
Alito Open to Television Coverage of Supreme Court                 Proceedings
Chief Justice Responds to RTNDA's Request
RTNDA Asks Chief Justice Roberts to Open Supreme Court     to Cameras

Click Freedom of Information link in left menu for more on RTNDA's efforts.


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