A super PAC for journalists? Texas freelancer forms political committee aimed at representing reporters
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Aligning with a political committee: most news reporters consider it a cardinal sin.
But dogma isn’t dogging Michael J. Hollis, a freelance writer and adjunct journalism professor from Texas who on Wednesday registered a federal super PAC aimed at representing the interests of work-a-day scribes, particularly contract writers.
Struggling journalists, he said, shouldn’t fear prodding politicians to heed their economic concerns.
“If we allow real journalism to get devalued though and allow journalists to simply become ‘content providers,’ we are participating in the death of our own industry,” said Hollis, who most recently taught courses at Park University and Concordia University Texas. Read more