National Press Club

Protecting the First Amendment: How U.S. press freedoms compare with other nations, Wednesday, May 3

April 26, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

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.

The press freedom workshop, Protecting the First Amendment, will be held in the Club's Murrow Room, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Club members; $10 for the general public. Registration is required.

The morning-long discussion on the State of Press Freedom in the USA will feature panels that look at:
· Protecting The First Amendment: How press freedoms in the United States compare with other countries;
· Journalism beyond the Beltway: The state of local news gathering
· Staying Alive: New (and old) financial models for making evidence-based, unbiased journalism economically sustainable.

Confirmed panelists include:
· Fred Anklam, founding editor, Mississippi Today
· Art Cullen, Storm Lake (Iowa) Times, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing
· Kathryn Foxhall, Society of Professional Journalists
· Tom Glaiyser, Democracy Fund
· Lance Knobel, co-founder, Berkeleyside
· Abby Livingston, Washington correspondent, Texas Tribune
· Andi McDaniel, Senior Director of Content and News, WAMU-FM
· Terry Samuel, Washington Post
· Jan Schaffer, entrepreneur in residence, American University School of Communications
· John Yearwood, International Press Institute
· Representatives of Reporters Without Borders and Committee to Protect Journalists

More event details:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets) (Metro Center)
13th Floor – Murrow Room
Washington, DC 20045