MNSPJ joins legal petition in Wetterling case

“The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has joined a motion to intervene to review public information from files emanating from the Jacob Wetterling abduction case.

MNSPJ, along with other journalism organizations, filed to be part of a larger legal discussion on what records collected in the case may be public and which will remain private. We look forward to discussing these matters with the court and supporting public access, government transparency and First Amendment rights.”

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists exists to support the First Amendment rights of all journalists in Minnesota and to promote the sound and ethical practices of journalism. The Minnesota chapter advocates for access to public information for the public at large and dedicates itself to pursuing openness and government transparency.

Contact: Joe Spear, MNSPJ board secretary

507-317-8073

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