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From left to right: Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight Institute; Laura Poitras, a documentary filmmaker who reported on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program after receiving classified information from Edward Snowden; Alberto Mora, former general counsel of the U.S. Navy known for leaking information about torture at Guantanamo Bay; Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post; Carrie Cordero, former counsel to the assistant U.S. attorney general; and Sanford Ungar, the director of Georgetown’s Free Speech Project.

America Must Protect The Freedom of The Press, Panelists Say

At a time when the press’s relationship with the executive branch is increasingly strained, protecting the First Amendment rights of both journalists and whistleblowers —those who leak information about a person or organization engaged in illegal activity —is increasingly important, panelists said at a forum in Gaston Hall on Monday[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

FEINMAN TODD: The Value of Teaching Journalism

I’m leaving the Hilltop after 25 years. Typing that sentence is at once both painful and exhilarating. Leaving a place that has been so good to you is hard, but it’s important to always be pushing yourself to try new things. That’s what I tell my students — and now,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

Press freedoms have declined in the United States and around the world as authoritarian governments and strongmen erode journalist protections, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index that was announced yesterday. Compiled in partnership with The Washington Post and presented at the paper’s office, the report concludes[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Courtesy Nasser Kalaji
Kim Bodnia as the interrogator and Gael García Bernal as Maziar Bahari in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater” about Bahari’s experience.

Targeting the Truth

Last Sunday, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari came to Georgetown with Jon Stewart to screen the latter’s directorial debut “Rosewater,” a drama based on Bahari’s experiences of interrogation and incarceration in Iran. His father and sister were both arrested for their political views, and at first Bahari distanced his work from[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide
A Budding Movement

A Budding Movement

The headline, although tucked deep within the Oct. 1, 1936 edition of The Washington Post, blared with the frantic, sensationalist urgency of a piece reporting on the apocalypse. “STUDENTS STAGE ORGIES INDUCED BY MARIHUANA; DISTRICT AND U.S. POWERLESS TO SUPPRESS WEED” Although nearly every state government had passed laws harshly[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide

Washington Post Launches App

Readers will now be able to peruse D.C.’s most widely read newspaper on the go, as The Washington Post released an iPad application on Nov. 8, the latest in a trend of national newspapers making the jump to the tablet platform. The application, available on iTunes, is currently free for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Grad Student Aims to Become Political Pundit

Fears about the journalism industry’s future hasn’t stopped 1,396 writers vying to become “America’s Next Great Pundit.” The winner of the contest will receive a three-month contract with The Washington Post. On Thursday, Connor Williams (GRD ’11), a PhD candidate in the government department, was announced as one of three[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments News

The Post Awarded 4 Pulitzers

Despite an ever-changing climate for the news business, an old mainstay – print journalism – was in the spotlight Sunday, when four Washington Post writers received Pulitzer Prizes, the most awards of any American newspaper. Gene Weingarten won his second Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He writes a humor column[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News
Readership Program Renewal Delayed

Readership Program Renewal Delayed

The relaunch of the Collegiate Readership Program has been postponed as it waits to collect the necessary funds from its sponsors. The program, which provides free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today at four different locations throughout campus, had been on hiatus during the[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments News

Getting the Scoop in the Age of PR

When I graduated in May 2001 with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, the commencement speaker singled me out at the time as the oldest person, at 68, to have earned a law degree from the school. Today, at 77, it appears I’m the oldest reporter at The Washington[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments News