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Home > News & Media > Press Center > Archives > 2013 > Caroline H. Little comments on DOJ seizure of AP phone records

NAA President and CEO Caroline H. Little comments on the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press confidential telephone records

Marina Hendricks
Director of Communications
(571) 366-1009

May 13, 2013

Caroline H. Little, president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, issued the following statement:

"Today, we learned of the Justice Department's unprecedented wholesale seizure of confidential telephone records from The Associated Press. These actions shock the American conscience and violate the critical freedom of the press protected by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Americans demand a full accounting. We are reaching out to both the Executive and Congressional branches and will not rest until we have the answers, and that those who made this horrendous decision are known, and corrective actions are taken."

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NAA is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. NAA members include daily newspapers, as well as nondailies, other print publications and online products. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on the major issues that affect today's newspaper industry: public policy/legal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience development across the medium's broad portfolio of products and digital platforms. Information about NAA and the industry also may be found at www.naa.org.