Columbia Journalism School

Journalism After Snowden - The Closing Event

Go Back to Events

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 4:30pm

(The Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington, DC)

Journalism After Snowden - The Closing Event

The closing event of a yearlong series examining digital security, state surveillance and the First Amendment rights of journalists. 

Journalism After Snowden Closing Event Program

"Investigative Journalists and Digital Security Practices"
A new Pew Research Center survey in association with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism 
Presented By: Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center)
With Panelists:
David Sanger (The New York Times)
Jesselyn Radack (Government Accountability Project)
Trevor Timm (Freedom of the Press Foundation)
Morgan Marquis-Boire (First Look Media)
Moderated By:
Julia Angwin (ProPublica)

"National Security Reporting in the Age of Surveillance" 
A conversation about reporting post-Snowden 
Opening Remarks:  Lee C. Bollinger (President, Columbia University)
With Panelists:
Dean Baquet (Executive Editor, The New York Times)
Marty Baron (Executive Editor, The Washington Post)
Susan Glasser (Editor, Politico)
Moderated By:
Steve Coll (Dean, Columbia Journalism School)

The event was hosted by Tow Center Director of Digital Journalism, Emily Bell.

Edward Snowden’s leak of classified documents on US surveillance programs and the subsequent publication of these documents has sparked an unprecedented public debate on digital privacy, the pursuit of national security, and the role of journalism in democratic societies. At the core of the challenge lies a paradox—the very tools that enable instant global communication and allow an open media ecosystem also make journalists more vulnerable to state surveillance.

The series explores some of the challenges faced by journalists today including the inability to protect sources, shield laws, prosecution for adversarial reporting, and increased physical risk to journalists worldwide.

The Snowden revelations show us that the relationship between journalism and the state is an evolving one that requires regular deliberation and vigilance. This project seeks to inform a national debate by bringing together data and analysis from globallyrespected journalists, editors and academics.


Journalism After Snowden, supported by The Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is a yearlong series of events, research projects and writing from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism in collaboration with Columbia Journalism Review.

Select the academic degree that interests you: