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Statement from Medill Dean Charles Whitaker regarding recent comments from President Donald Trump


It is unconscionable that an elected official would suggest that doing harm to journalists is acceptable in any way. Violence against journalists is not only repugnant, it endangers our democracy. We will continue to fight for freedom of the press, as enshrined in the United States Constitution. And we will continue to support the important work of our faculty, alumni and students who labor tirelessly to maintain an informed citizenry and hold those in power to account.

Charles Whitaker
Dean and Professor
Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications