Sandy Rowe/CPJ Chairman
Sandra Mims Rowe was elected chairman of CPJ in 2011, having joined CPJ's board of directors in 2003. Rowe was editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, from 1993 until January 2010. Under her leadership, the newspaper won five Pulitzer Prizes, including the Gold Medal for Public Service. She was the Knight Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University during the 2010-2011 academic year.
CPJ report reflects seriousness of US press freedom gaps
On Thursday CPJ launched its first comprehensive examination of press freedom conditions in the United States. The report, “The Obama Administration and the Press: Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America,” highlights the growing threat to reporting on national security and similar sensitive government issues. It was written by Leonard Downie, Jr., the former executive…