It is scheduled to discuss its proposal next week. If enacted, the board's members would be enabled to decline commenting to those it feels violates the code and request that news outlets assign different reporters to cover its activities.
The Poynter Institute reports Society of Professional Journalists has dispatched a letter indicating its displeasure with the proposal, which it said is not how its code should be used. It encouraged the board to work out its differences with reporters and noted the policy would not permit any such mediation.
The Asbury Park Press indicates the board will postpone the decision while it reviews its options.