ABC News president says depleted resources threaten First Amendment

Westin: News Orgs Must Stay Committed to Investigative Journalism
By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 3/5/2010 10:19:33 AM

ABC News President David Westin says that news organizations can’t invoke the First Amendment unless they have “reporters out in the field doing the work that needs to be done and we have the resources to support them.”  And while ABC has announced major cuts and a restructuring of its news operation, he said news organizations needed to be committed to investigative journalism, beat reporting and long-form documentaries. He got a second on that sentiment from another network news president in attendance.  READ MORE:


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