CT SPJ president issues statement on Senate Bill 760

Statement by Viktoria Sundqvist, president of Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists, in regards to Senate Bill 760 – AN ACT PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF AN IMAGE OR A VIDEO OF A FATAL ACCIDENT UNTIL A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED:
“This bill is outrageous and unnecessary. The news media in Connecticut already follows industry ethics guidelines and professional standards balancing news value with minimizing harm to victims and their families during what is often the most difficult times in their lives. Any attempt to legislate what media outlets can and cannot publish is unconstitutional.”

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