Journalists Shill Sources and Secrets

John Young jya at
Sun Mar 16 06:34:11 PDT 2014

Journalists Shill Sources and Secrets

Advertised with $20,000 full-page vanity ad in the New York Times, 16 
March 2014.

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 dozens of conference sponsors of commercial journalism at bottom.

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

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; 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 Post.

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