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Debating Media Access in Politics

8.26.2022 – There’s more fallout surrounding media access at a recent campaign event for Republican Nominee Mark Ronchetti. The Society of Professional Journalists is denouncing a decision to bar a journalist from a recent rally. It begs the question, who gets to decide who is and isn’t legitimate media? 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Opinion Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima Public Relations 
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican 
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law 

For More Information: 

NM reporter’s rally ejection ignites controversy over press access – Albuquerque Journal 

SPJ-RG Denounces Actions of Ronchetti Campaign – Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande