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    Press Freedom Versus National Security

    News editors talked about achieving a balance between press freedom and the public’s right to know versus and national security. Some of the specific topics they discussed were…

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    The Press, the Government, and National Security

    After welcoming remarks by John Darnton, New York Times reporter James Risen talked about the issue of the relationship between the press, the government, and national security. He…

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    50th Anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan

    Co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, in which they…

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    Media Shield Laws

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), co-sponsor of the Free Flow of Information Act, talked about the proposed national shield law that would protect journalists from prosecution for protecting…

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    Edward Snowden Revelations Panel

    The three journalists who were chosen by Edward Snowden to receive top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) files were interviewed. They all appeared via Skype from foreign countries…

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    Media Shield Bill

    A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice Department’s recently announced media guidelines into law. Senators Charles…

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    Protection of Newsgathering Practices

    Gary Pruitt outlined ways to protect news agencies from government interference in the wake of the Department of Justice’s seizure of Associated Press phone records. He said the…

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    Journalist Shield Law

    Kurt Wimmer, counsel for the Newspaper Association of America, talked about the the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, being sponsored by bipartisan members of Congress, and he responded…

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    Q&A with Medea Benjamin

    This week on Q & A, our guest is author and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin.  She discusses her new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and explains why she believes…

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    Freedom of Information Act

    John Wonderlich spoke about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), its implementation, and the history of media demands under the act. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    In Depth with Mark Steyn

    Author and columnist Mark Steyn talked about topics such as American culture, free speech, terrorism, the economy, and the worldwide demographic shift to Muslims. He responded to…

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    Online Accuracy and the First Amendment

    John Seigenthaler talked about his experience when he was falsely accused online of being a suspect in the assassinations of President John Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy.  John…

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    First Amendment Awards

    Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications First Amendment awards event. He talked about the new technology and free speech…

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    Leaks and Freedom of the Press

    Law professors and journals debated First Amendment freedom of the press rights versus national security interests in the age of WikiLeaks. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Media Censorship in the Digital Age

    Panelists representing Egypt, Iran, China, and Thailand talked about ways that new media tools are being used and suppressed in different countries. They also answered questions from…

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    Communicators with Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman

    Carter Phillips and Patrick Trueman spoke separately about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency…

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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Religion

    The New York Daily News columnist tries to hold the liberal left and liberal media accountable for what she says is an assault on religion and the nation’s heritage.  The event…

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    Book Discussion on Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers

    Following a performance of the play Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, Victor Navasky moderated a discussion among principals of the case about the original publication of the…

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    CBS v. FCC Oral Argument

    Oral arguments were heard at the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in CBS v. FCC. The case concerned the CBS television network’s appeal of a $550,000 fine levied by the Federal…

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    Book Discussion on The Cartoons that Shook the World

    Jytte Klausen talked about her book The Cartoons that Shook the World (Yale University Press, 2009). In her book she traces the controversy over the twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet…

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