As the first-ever virtual NAHJ, NABJ conference begins, members worry about what is lost when everything goes online

As the 2020 NABJ-NAHJ conference kicks off this week, journalists are connecting through computer screens in their own homes instead of mingling at hotel bars and conference halls. Some said they worry about the intangibles that will be lost without the face-to-face interactions and serendipitous meetings that have come to define the conference experience.

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Puerto Rican officials use ‘fake news’ laws to dodge tough questions. Journalists are pushing back.

In Puerto Rico, government officials have banned so-called “fake news” with a newly passed law that criminalizes the work of investigative journalists exposing political corruption. To fight back, journalists are suing Gov. Wanda Vázquez and other Puerto Rican government officials for violating their constitutional rights.

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