Protecting the First Amendment: How press freedoms in the United States compare with other countries

A 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner will join reporters and editors from inside and outside the Beltway and representatives of international press freedom organizations on Wednesday, May 3 as the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute mark World Press Freedom Day. The morning-long discussion on the State of Press Freedom in the USA will feature panels that look at:

  • Protecting The First Amendment: How press freedoms in the United States compare with other countries;
  • · Journalism beyond the Beltway: The state of local news gathering and,
  • · Staying Alive: New (and old) financial models for making evidence-based, unbiased journalism economically sustainable.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • · Fred Anklam, founding editor, Mississippi Today
  • · Art Cullen, Storm Lake (Iowa) Times, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing
  • · Kathryn Foxhall, Society of Professional Journalists
  • · Tom Glaiyser, Democracy Fund
  • · Lance Knobel, co-founder, Berkeleyside
  • · Abby Livingston, Washington correspondent, Texas Tribune
  • · Andi McDaniel, Senior Director of Content and News, WAMU-FM
  • · Terry Samuel, Washington Post
  • · Jan Schaffer, entrepreneur in residence, American University School of Communications
  • · John Yearwood, International Press Institute
  • · Representatives of Reporters Without Borders and Committee to Protect Journalists

WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets NW) (Metro Center)
13th Floor – Murrow Room
Washington, DC 20045

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 9am – 12pm

Registration is required; tickets are $5 for NPC members and $10 for the general public. Reserve your tickets here: