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Protecting the First Amendment: World Press Freedom Day at the National Press Club

Protecting the First Amendment: World Press Freedom Day at the National Press Club

May 3, 2017 9:00 AM

Location: Murrow Room

A 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner will join reporters and editors from inside and outside the Beltway and representatives of international press freedom organizations on Wednesday, May 3 as the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute mark World Press Freedom Day.

World Press Freedom Day at the National Press Club: The State of Press Freedom in the USA

Opening Remarks: John Donnelly, chairman, Press Freedom Committee, National Press Club

Panel I, 9-9:40 a.m.: Protecting the First Amendment: How does press freedom in the USA compare to other countries?
Moderator: Jeff Ballou, president, National Press Club

  • John Yearwood, executive board chairman, International Press Institute
  • Delphine Halgand, US director, Reporters Without Borders
  • Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Jennifer Hyman, communications director, International Women’s Media Foundation
  • Sharon Moshavi, senior vice president, New Initiatives, International Center for Journalists

Panel II, 9:45-10:45: The state of local news gathering
Moderator: Kathy Kiely, Press Freedom fellow, National Press Club Journalism Institute

  • Jonathan Salant, NJ Advance Media; former president, Regional Reporters Association; former president, National Press Club
  • Tracey Taylor, Berkleyside
  • Art Cullen, Storm Lake (Iowa) Times
  • Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune
  • Kathryn Foxhall, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Dan Shelley, executive director, Radio Television Digital News Association
  • Terry Samuel, Washington Post
  • Fred Anklam, Mississippi Today

Panel III, 10:50-11:50 Making evidence-based, unbiased journalism economically sustainable.
Moderator: Mark Hamrick, Bankrate; former president, National Press Club

  • Tom Glaiyser, Democracy Fund
  • Lance Knobel, Berkeleyside
  • Andi McDaniel, WAMU-FM
  • Jan Schaffer, American University
  • Barbara Cochran, University of Missouri; president, National Press Club Journalism Institute

This press freedom workshop will be held in the Club's Murrow Room from 9am - 12pm on Wednesday, May 3. Registration is required; tickets are $5 for NPC members and $10 for the general public.

Event details:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets NW) (Metro Center)
13th Floor - Murrow Room
Washington, DC 20045
Wednesday, May 3
9am - 12pm
$5 for NPC members, $10 for general public

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Crystal White
cwhite@press.org

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