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USAF Public Affairs Restrictions to Hinder Press Coverage

March 20, 2018

USAF Public Affairs Restrictions to Hinder Press Coverage

New training requirements for U.S. Air Force public affairs officials and their commanders could have a chilling effect not just on investigative journalism, but on more benign coverage as well. In this edition of Update-1, NPC Broadcast/Podcast Team member Adam Konowe interviews Jill Aitoro, executive editor of Defense News about this development, one in a series undertaken by the Defense Department in the last year and a half. Aitoro also addresses the potential development of a stand-alone military space corps, as well as the evolution of trade and mainstream journalism over the past decade.

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