3 media groups protest SEC credential policy

The fallout over the SEC’s media policy continues. Today three media organizations protested the policies. According to the AP (read the entire report embedded below), “The SEC and some other big college conferences want to become publishing and broadcasting businesses now,” said David Tomlin, The Associated Press’ associate general counsel. “They see the pro leagues doing it and they think it’s the way to go. So the strategy is to push independent news coverage into a corner to make room for their own information services and programming. That’s what these new rules are about. We don’t believe they serve the fans or even the real interests of the schools themselves.”
update at 10:45 p.m. with revised AP story; original story appended below