Decoding Encryption: A User’s Guide to Fighting for Police Transparency
Event Date: February 20, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Dan Shelley

It’s not just New York, Chicago and California. Public safety agencies in cities and towns, large and small, all across America are taking radical steps to conceal their public safety radio transmissions from the public, including journalists. Why? Because they can. Why is it happening at an accelerated pace now? Because in the post-George Floyd era, police, sheriffs and state law enforcement agencies are moving to become significantly more opaque about what they do, at just the moment in history they should become more transparent to help build and maintain public trust. In this webinar, Radio Television Digital News Association President and CEO Dan Shelley – a nationwide leader in the battle against public safety radio encryption – will share his playbook on how to combat this troubling trend.

About the Presenter

Dan Shelley is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), and President of the RTDNA Foundation. He is a longtime member of the Association, a former Chairman of the Board and served as Foundation Secretary/Treasurer before becoming RTDNA/RTDNF Executive Director in 2017. He assumed the title of President in 2022.

Previously, Dan was Senior Vice President of Digital Content Strategy for iHeartMedia. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Dan was a Senior Vice President at Interactive One, part of the Radio One (now Urban One) family of companies.

Before joining Urban One, Dan was Director of Digital Media at WCBS-TV, New York, the flagship station of the CBS Television Stations Group. He also served as an executive producer for WCBS-TV News.

Dan’s career includes extensive additional experience in radio management. He was news director/assistant program director at WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee where he was in charge of news and special events coverage. He also helped oversee operations for WTMJ’s Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks radio networks.

Prior to Milwaukee, Dan was news director at KTTS-AM/FM in his hometown of Springfield, Mo. He holds an Electronic Media Communications degree from Missouri State University. MSU honored him in 2018 with its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award. In 2019, he was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame.

This program is free for OAB members, but registration is required.