Key NLA Programs
NLA supports the First Amendment by keeping our membership informed of key legal and legislative developments and by initiating educational programs about the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.
NLA believes that diverse newsrooms better cover America’s communities. In 1978, the former American Society of News Editors challenged the news industry to achieve racial parity by 2000 or sooner. Over three decades, the ASNE survey has shown that while there has been progress, the racial diversity of newsrooms does not come close to the fast-growing diversity in the U.S. population as a whole. See past surveys.