Panel Discussion: Security, Freedom and Privacy in the Digital Age

September 18, 2013
Location: Knight TV Studio

The Newseum Institute, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will host "Security, Freedom and Privacy in the Digital Age," a special program that will look at the need to balance national security with preserving journalists' First Amendment freedoms.

The opening panel will focus on recent disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance, including the PRISM program, and explore how we now view conflicts between security, freedom and privacy and whether those conflicts can be resolved.

The second panel will examine the press freedom implications of this year's seizures of Associated Press and Fox News records, the attorney general's new policies and the proposed federal shield law for journalists.

Panelists include:

  • Judy Woodruff, co-anchor, PBS NewsHour
  • Scott Armstrong, director, Information Trust
  • Lucy Dalglish, dean, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
  • Karen Kaiser, associate general counsel, The Associated Press
  • Charlie Savage, Washington correspondent, The New York Times
  • Jeff Lean, assistant managing editor/investigations, The Washington Post
  • Kevin Goldberg, legal counsel, American Society of News Editors
  • Spencer Ackerman, national security editor, The Guardian
  • Khaliah Barnes, administrative law council, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Daniel Castro, senior analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Alex Joel, civil liberties protection officer for the director of national intelligence
  • Michael Maness, vice president of journalism and media innovation, Knight Foundation

Generous support for "Security, Freedom and Privacy in the Digital Age" was provided by the McCormick Foundation and the Stanton Foundation.

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