Press Freedom Audio & Video

The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival of Democracy: 2018 Theodore H. White Lecture by Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

October 15, 2018, 1:10 pm
By Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

Renowned journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer delivered the 29th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele building on their original essay titled “The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival…

South China Morning Post’s Gary Liu on Digital News and Transforming a Legacy Media Company

October 5, 2017, 3:48 pm

October 3, 2017— Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post, discussed the Hong Kong-based news outlet and its audience, and how he thinks about organizational transformation. Prior to joining SCMP, Liu was the CEO of Digg, where he…

Marvin Kalb on Current Challenges to the Freedom of the Press

April 5, 2017, 12:15 pm

On March 30, 2017, Marvin Kalb, former Shorenstein Center director, delivered commentary on the threats to U.S. democracy posed by the Trump administration. The talk was sponsored by the Press Freedom Committee of the National Press Club Journalism Institute. Transcript…

Masha Gessen on Russia and Trump, Media Coverage, and Conspiracies

March 28, 2017, 4:14 pm

March 28, 2017— Masha Gessen, author and New York Times contributing opinion writer, shared her views on Presidents Trump and Putin, and words of caution for journalists covering the Trump administration’s alleged connections to Russia, during a visit to the…

Jeffrey Rosen—The Deciders: The Future of Free Speech in a Digital World

October 21, 2016, 12:00 pm

2016 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic, delivered the ninth…

Philip Bennett – News and Democracy: The Missing Pieces

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Taubman 275

March 8, 2016 — Philip Bennett, former managing editor for The Washington Post and PBS’s FRONTLINE, explored how the promise of the digital revolution has fallen short for some aspects of media and civic engagement, and why news outlets should…

Nadine Strossen: “Free Expression: An Endangered Species on Campus?”

October 19, 2015, 9:00 am

2015 Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press October 7, 2015 – Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and former ACLU president, delivered the eighth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom…

The Health of Democracy: The Role of the Media with Alex S. Jones

Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

A free press and public access to information and a broad range of ideas and opinions were considered so essential for a healthy democratic republic that the Founders included protection for freedom of the press in the First Amendment to…

Margaret H. Marshall: “Democracy v. the First Amendment? New Tensions in a New Age”

November 13, 2014, 2:41 pm

Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press with Margaret H. Marshall November 13, 2014 – Margaret Marshall, former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, delivered the annual Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press, where…

Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick: Supreme Court increasingly wary of the media and Internet

Tuesday, October 28, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275

October 28, 2014 — Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate and a prominent legal analyst, expressed deep concerns about the relationship between the press and the U.S. Supreme Court, noting that the Justices have become “increasingly mistrustful” of news media….