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MD Newsprint Recycling Reports Due

This is a reminder that Maryland requires each publication distributed in the state to report its use of recycled content newsprint quarterly. The report for Oct-Dec 2018 and the annual report for 2018 is due THURSDAY, JANUARY 31. For some of you, this report is filed on your behalf by your printer.

MDDC members collaborate for Sunshine Week

February 1, 2019
MDDC members are working together on a project that will be published during Sunshine Week (March 11 - 17, 2019).
We are focusing on the costs of police records around the region. We are asking members to interview their local police agencies (no federal agencies, please) to ascertain what their policy is for obtaining police records such as accident reports or police reports and how it meshes with the PIA (or FOIA in DE and DC).

Reese Cleghorn Interns Announced

February 1, 2019
Four journalism students have been selected as interns for the summer of 2019. The Reese Cleghorn Internship program hires outstanding student journalists to intern in MDDC member newsrooms each summer. These interns were selected from a pool of highly-qualified applicants. Three are from the University of Maryland, College Park and one from Morgan State University. The intern selection committee reviewed over two dozen initial applications, which included a personal essay, published clips and educational and professional references. The committee narrowed the field and conducted a panel interview with each candidate.

Happy Holidays from MDDC incoming Board President, Brian Karem

As the incoming president of our organization I wanted to take this time to wish a very Happy Holidays to everyone.

As we enter 2019 the MDDC finds itself playing a pivotal role for our members and in a position to make a difference on two fronts that sorely need attention.

MDDC Welcomes Business Monthly

December 11, 2018
The Business Monthly was approved for active membership by the MDDC Board of Directors at its December meeting. Founded in 1992, The Business Monthly is a primary source of news, Business Monthly Logoinformation, affirmation, advocacy and guidance in the community. The Business Monthly is the biggest selling monthly newspaper in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties.

MDDC Welcomes Baltimore Beat

December 11, 2018
The Baltimore Beat was approved for active membership by the MDDC Board of Directors at its December meeting. The Baltimore Beat, formerly a print alternative weekly, returns as a nonprofit, community-facing, Baltimore Beat logoadvocacy journalism website and e-newsletter with a focus on local news from the perspective of the working-class, social justice issues, the cutting-edge of the arts scene and thoughtful, deeply-reported long form journalism.

2019 Programs:  Call for sessions and topics

Building on our successful News with Integrity Annual Conference program, MDDC is soliciting program proposals and training ideas for our annual conference and celebration in May as well as a new advertising program in the early spring and the editorial program in the fall. Have a speaker or program to propose? We want to hear from you!

MDDC condemns actions of White House for revoking press credentials of CNN’s Acosta

Protecting Journalists Conference October 23

Increasingly, journalists find themselves and their profession under attack, both figuratively and literally.
Protecting Journalists Conference
Join MDDC for lively panels on how journalists can gather information in this current climate, and how newsrooms can assess threats and safety to their reporters.

Highlights of the program:

Vetoing journalists hurts public debate

9/18/2018 - Jealous campaign should lift veto of Tamela Baker from debate panel.
Maryland citizens will have one opportunity to hear the candidates for governor debate. Monday, September 24, Ben Jealous and Larry Hogan will face off to discuss the issues. Many Maryland news outlets will be on hand to report on the debate, informing and providing context for the public, and representatives from a handful of news organizations will be on the debate panel. One reporter, however, will not be on the panel. Tamela Baker, of The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, was vetoed from participating in the panel of questioners by Democratic candidate Ben Jealous.

The MDDC Press Association is outraged that Baker, an award-winning journalist covering Maryland politics for decades for The Herald-Mail

Newsprint tariffs:  What’s next?

The International Trade Commission voted 5-0 on August 29th to reverse the newsprint tariffs that have increased newsprint costs by about 30% since January. This is a huge win for newspapers and local communities across the country. But what happens next?

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