The Information Society Project is hosting a moderated panel of presidential speechwriters, including Vinca LaFleur (President Clinton), Terry Szuplat (President Obama), and Sarada Peri (President Obama) to discuss their experiences at the White House, how the government communicates with the country and the world, and a number of other topics.
The First Amendment on Campus: Constitutional reflections on recent campus speech controversies, with Prof. Catherine Ross 87'
Join Prof. Catherine Ross 87’, of George Washington University Law School to discuss the First Amendment on campus. Prof. Ross holds a B.A., Ph.D. (History) and JD from Yale and is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University where she specializes in constitutional law (with particular emphasis on the First Amendment), family law, and children’s rights.
A discussion with Linda J. Greenhouse ’78 MSL on her latest book, Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between. Commentary provided by Jack M. Balkin.
Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for her North American tour: Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America.
Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!'s daily journalism.
The past and future of Trump reporting: Donald Trump has been the subject of serious print coverage for a little over a year and a half. In that time there's been some great journalism, some dodgy calls and plenty of head-scratching over which is which. As part of the AP team responsible for vetting candidate Trump, Jeff Horwitz talks about that coverage and the challenges of investigating the Trump administration.
Journalism, Technology, and Gender in the Trump Era
Tech and the New Politics of Power
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, JWYL and ISP have gotten numerous requests for an Op-Ed 101 event. The workshop will be led by our own Lincoln Caplan, who has been on the editorial board of the New York Times, a staff writer for the New Yorker, and editor and president of Legal Affairs, among many other accomplishments. Most recently, he is the author of "American Justice 2016: The Political Supreme Court." This event will cover the basics of how to come up with, write, and publish a successful op-ed.
Cyberwar, mass surveillance, election-related hacks -- technology is reshaping the national security landscape. Join us on October 17 for a conversation with The New York Times' David Sanger, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist who first revealed the Stuxnet worm and whose reporting tracks the foreign policy deliberations of the most senior U.S. officials. Sanger will speak about the latest trends in U.S.