TBS Today, Nov. 30

Just a few more hours before our November membership drive ends. For a limited time only, you can give ANY amount to get a one-year Scanner membership. HELP US get to 1,200 by midnight!

And never fear: We won't ever be intimidated or stop fighting for press freedom.

First: Please know how much I've appreciated your words of support over the past 48 hours. The texts, calls and emails have truly boosted my spirits. And there's a lot I need to catch up on.

Most of today was spent dealing with various issues related to my exclusion from DA Price's press conference yesterday.

And I have an important update for you: Several groups β€” the First Amendment Coalition, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and SPJ NorCal β€” have now issued a letter of support on my behalf.

They have urged the DA's office to restore my access and also ensure equal access for all media. If that doesn't happen, I'll have to consider next steps.

Having their support in this difficult moment has made a huge difference.

As a one-person show, it is critical to have the backing of First Amendment groups that are willing to go to the mat to protect all of our constitutional rights.

Yesterday, the DA's office told me I'm "under review" because The Scanner is new and lacks "editorial oversight" β€” without ever raising a specific error in my reporting this year. Not once.

Don't miss our latest update.

First Amendment groups ding Alameda County DA’s office for violating press freedoms
β€œThe First Amendment prohibits the government from arbitrarily excluding specific reporters from access to press conferences,” they wrote.

Press freedom is (thankfully) always a hot topic. And I'm happy to say that other media outlets have taken an interest in what's going on.

In case you missed it, the day began with a brief KQED segment about yesterday's dust-up.

I later spoke to other reporters, including Velena Jones with NBC Bay Area. Don't miss the interview.

Alameda County DA accused of restricting freedom of the press
The Alameda County district attorney is under fire from First Amendment advocates who say her office is restricting the freedom of the press.

I'm still processing a lot of what's happened and will continue to share updates.

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