As we prepare for a new administration, journalists can’t merely focus on covering the news. They need to think about how to protect themselves and their sources from exposure and retaliation.
Thanks to the expansion of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, Donald Trump is poised to inherit vast powers of surveillance in an already hostile climate for whistleblowers. What measures can journalists take to limit their risks and ensure their ability to report important stories?
The panelists will discuss the current state of media security, and how journalists can communicate securely with whistleblowers and other sources. Each attendee will leave with practical advice about improving their digital security.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries (@jenvalentino), former WSJ reporter and interim communications director at the Knight Columbia First Amendment Institute
Betsy Reed (@betsyreed2), editor-in-chief of The Intercept
Matt Mitchell (@geminiimatt), digital safety trainer at Global Journalist Security, founder of CryptoHarlem, and 2016 Mozilla Ford Open Web Fellow at ColorOfChange
Moderator: Rubina Madan Fillion (@rubinafillion), director of audience engagement at The Intercept
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The price of admission includes beer, wine and snacks. Due to the high security at The Intercept, tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
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