16 March 2014
Journalists Shill Sources and Secrets
Advertised with $20,000 full-page vanity ad in the New York Times, 16 March
Coordinated with the NYT's release of its Snowden files series and books
by Greenwald and Gellman, and video by Poitras, as well as capacious media
roll-outs, conferences, celebrity profiles, movies, awards, prizes, law suits,
mock threats, and phony investigations.
Also coordinated with the rise of billionaire and corporate-funded "non-profit"
journalism like ProPublica, The Intercept and The Marshall Project which
pay over $500,000 top salaries,
some with over
$1M in total compensation packages. See sponsors at bottom.
2014-00116 Watch Journalists Shill "Sources and Secrets" March 16, 2014
This conference is full. Registration is now closed for this event.
Sources + Secrets
A Conference on the Press, the Government and National Security
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00AM
at The TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
Focusing on the divide between the government and the press over coverage
of national security issues, the Sources + Secrets Conference will examine
the legal basis and scope of government actions that have hampered the work
of journalists and offer administration representatives an opportunity to
present their case for secrecy.
THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW: panel on the Espionage Act, recent court decisions
and Justice Department guidelines on subpoenas to reporters
Ben Wizner, A.C.L.U.; David A. Schulz, First Amendment litigator; Laura R.
Handman, First Amendment litigator; Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker.
Moderator: Adam Liptak, The New York Times
PERILS OF COVERING NATIONAL SECURITY: panel on the impact of government actions
on confidential sources and reporting techniques
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker; Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times; Peter Maass,
writer; and Robert L. Deitz, former general counsel, N.S.A. and senior councillor
to the C.I.A. director.
Moderator: Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
THE SNOWDEN REVELATIONS: Roger Cohen, The New York Times, interviews Glenn
Greenwald, The Guardian; Laura Poitras, The New York Times; and Barton Gellman,
The Washington Post, via Skype
PROSPECTS FOR A FEDERAL SHIELD LAW: discussion of the proposed Free Flow
of Information Act
Bill Keller, editor in chief, The Marshall Project, interviews Senator Charles
Schumer, followed by panel with Senator Schumer; Quinn Norton, freelance
journalist, activist; Jonathan Landay, McClatchy; Scott Horton, reporter,
Harper's Magazine; and Kenneth L. Wainstein, former assistant attorney general
for national security and homeland security advisor
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Panel discussion on achieving a balance between
press freedom and national security
Jill Abramson, executive editor, The New York Times; Martin Baron, executive
editor, The Washington Post; David Remnick, editor, The New Yorker; Katrina
vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; Robert S. Litt, General
Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Moderator: Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
SUPPORTED BY ABC News; The Annenberg Center on Communication,
Leadership & Policy; The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New
York University; The Associated Press; CBS; The Center for Communication;
the Center for Investigative Reporting; The Center for Public Integrity;
CNN; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism; The Committee to Protect
Journalists; The Denver Post; Frontline; The Hearst Corporation; The Huffington
Post; Investigative Reporters and Editors; The Shorenstein Center on Media,
Politics and Public Policy; The Los Angeles Times; The McClatchy Company;
the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative; The Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel; The New York Review of Books; The New Yorker; the Newspaper Association
of America; The Nieman Foundation; NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune; PEN American
Center; The Philip Merrill College of Journalism; The Poynter Institute;
ProPublica; The Record and Herald News of North Jersey; the Reporters Committee
for Freedom of the Press; Reporters Without Borders; Reuters; UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism; The Wall Street Journal and The Washington