Obama and the Press

New America Foundation
Thursday, October 17, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In an upcoming report, the Committee to Protect Journalists investigates the chilling effect of the Obama administration's war on leaks and other efforts to control information. The report -"The Obama Administration and the Press: Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America," which is written by Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and now the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - will be released on Thursday, October 10. The report is CPJ's first comprehensive report on press freedom conditions in the United States.

Featured Speakers
Joel Simon
Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Leonard Downie Jr.
Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Kurt Wimmer
Chair, Privacy and Data Security, Covington & Burling LLP

Fuzz Hogan
Managing Editor, New America Foundation

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