President’s Column

Statehouse reporting, the 1st Amendment and more…

By Betsy Russell

For almost two years, I've served as the head of a rather obscure group, the Capitol Correspondents Association. It's not a club. It's the credentialing entity for Statehouse reporters created by the Legislature in Joint Rule 14 of the House and the Senate.

Why would the Legislature designate a group of reporters to credential reporters? As former Times-News publisher and current state Rep. Steve Hartgen pointed out eloquently in a recent … [Read more...]