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    Hearing on Terrorist Attacks, Day 2

    Several panels of witnesses testified about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Topics included transportation security before and after September 11, al-Qaeda and its finances, the United…

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    Media Coverage of 2000 Elections

    Mr. Brill talked about how to cover candidates in an election. He stressed that a reporter should ask yes or no questions and never allow candidates to get away with long answers that fail…

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    Media and Society at the Turn of the Century

    Mr. Brill talked about the power of the media and the need for accuracy in reporting. He said that since the media was not accountable to government there was a great need for various media…

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    Free Speech and Cameras in the Courtroom

    The panelists discussed the advantages and disadvantages of cameras in the courtroom. A disadvantage mentioned was that lawyers, judges, and witnesses may "play to the cameras". An advantage…

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    Does the Fourth Estate Need a Fifth Estate?

    Mr. Brill talked about the development of his magazine and described his ideas of journalistic integrity. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Brill's Content Magazine

    Mr. Brill discussed his magazine, which acts as a non-ideological watchdog for the media. He participated by remote connection from New York City.