The Reporters Committee FirstAid app is designed to help journalists who need quick answers to legal issues that arise while covering the news. It is meant as a quick solution during an urgent situation, such as when a judge or other official is keeping you from a hearing or a meeting, or a police officer is threatening you with arrest. More extensive assistance with media law issues is available through our web site.
FirstAid also provides quick access to our hotline for any media law issues, either by phone or email.
The Reporters Committee and this app are available for journalists of all varieties, whether you work for a national news organization or a neighborhood news blog. We never charge for our assistance.
Recently changed in this version
This version implements many cosmetic fixes, improves layout in landscape orientation and on tablets, and allows for transfer to the SD card.