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Home > News & Media > Press Center > Archives > 2014 > Statement from NAA President and CEO Caroline Little on the murder of journalist Steven Sotloff

Statement from Newspaper Association of America President and CEO Caroline Little on the murder of journalist Steven Sotloff

Sean O’Leary
Director of Communications
(571) 366-1009

September 03, 2014

The Newspaper Association of America is appalled by the murder of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff. A video released Tuesday shows the beheading of Sotloff, the second American journalist killed by Islamic State. NAA stands with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the World Editors Forum and the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in the condemnation of the gruesome murder.

The murders remind us of the dangers journalists face in seeking the truth. Reporting from the front lines, they shed light on the darkness of war.

On behalf of our nearly 2,000 member newspapers, NAA offers condolences to Sotloff's family, friends and colleagues.

About NAA

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.