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Newsgathering

Dec 2020

Maggie Haberman, Jenna Johnson and Jennifer Epstein on Presidential Campaign Reporting in a Time of Pandemic: A Redux of the 2019 MLRC Annual Dinner Program

Six months after speaking at the MLRC Dinner, and two months into the coronavirus outbreak, we invited a group of esteemed women journalists back to discuss reporting on the campaign in the middle of a pandemic.

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Dec 2020

All About the Story: A Conversation with Leonard Downie, Jr.

An edited transcript of the December 15, 2020 Zoom conversation with former Washington Post editor Downie led by media attorney, David Bodney, founder of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Law Group.

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Dec 2020

Court Tosses Journalist’s Lawsuit Against Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Denying Her Admission

Lauren Russell

A California federal court dismissed a Norwegian journalist’s complaint against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the organization’s repeated rejection of her application for membership.

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Dec 2020

Bob Woodward on the Trump Presidency and Comparisons to Watergate

An edited transcript of the December 3, 2020 Zoom conversation with the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist led by MLRC Executive Director George Freeman.

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Nov 2020

National Security Leaks and Free Speech on Campus: A Conversation with Lee Bollinger and Professor Geoffrey Stone

Professors Bollinger and Stone on Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, national security and campus speech.

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Nov 2019

Espionage Act Prosecutions Against the Press

A collection of resources discussing the legislative history and statutory interpretation of the Espionage Act, assorted First Amendment issues implicated in a prosecution of the press, particular defenses under criminal law, the history of the publication of government secrets in the United States, the historical application of the Act, and more.