Meet Rachael Johnson, the Reporters Committee pro bono attorney who will advocate for Colorado journalists

by Jeff Roberts, CFOIC

Rachael Johnson was looking for a way to combine her career experiences as a journalist and a lawyer. Starting Sept. 14, she’ll get that opportunity in her home state of Colorado as a Local Legal Initiative attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Johnson’s job will be to provide “targeted, pro bono legal support to help local journalists and news organizations defend their rights to gather and report the news, gain access to public records and court proceedings, and hold state and local government agencies and officials accountable.”

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