What Happens in Kansas – Doesn’t Stay in Kansas – Threat to Journalism

This is an in-depth article on 8/26/23 from the Washington Post about the police raid on the newspaper in Marion, Kansas.

“In New York and Washington, word of a police raid on a small Midwestern newspaper caught the immediate attention of a cluster of organizations devoted to asserting First Amendment rights and promoting the safety of journalists around the globe. Over the years, these groups have stood up for reporters detained by police while covering stories or pressured by prosecutors to reveal their sources, they’ve gone to court to challenge government officials over access to public records, and they’ve raised concerns about an overt strain of antipathy toward the media increasingly displayed by some politicians and public officials since the dawn of the Trump era.

“Yet an actual raid by police represented a kind of government intrusion on media operations that none could remember seeing in this country.”