From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Journalism and Secrecy in the New Media Age


8:30 - 9 a.m. Light Breakfast
9 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
  • Bob Giles, NF'66*, Curator, Nieman Foundation
  • Barry Sussman, Editor, Nieman Watchdog Project
9:10 - 9:50 a.m. KEYNOTE I

Journalism's Role: Freedom of Information in the Digital Age | LIVE BLOG | VIDEO
  • Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor, The Associated Press
9:50 - 10 a.m. Break
10 - 11:15 a.m. PANEL I: GLOBAL STRUGGLE

Prosecuted, Banned, Blamed: Reporters Push Boundaries as a Voice of Public Accountability | LIVE BLOG | VIDEO
  • Stefan Candea, NF'11, Freelance Journalist and co-founder, Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • Alejandra Matus, NF'10, Freelance Journalist, Chile
  • Rob Rose, NF'11, Business Investigations Reporter, Sunday Times, South Africa
  • Kevin Doyle, NF'11, Editor-in-Chief, The Cambodia Daily
Moderated by Stefanie Friedhoff, NF'01, Special Projects Manager, Nieman Foundation
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break

Whither the Gatekeeper? Navigating New Rules and Roles in the Age of Radical Transparency | LIVE BLOG | VIDEO
  • Walter Pincus, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight
  • Clint Hendler, Staff Writer, Columbia Journalism Review
  • Maggie Mulvihill, NF'05, Senior Investigative Producer, New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Moderated by Melissa Ludtke, NF'92, Editor, Nieman Reports
1 - 1:15 p.m. Break (attendees pick up bagged lunches)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. KEYNOTE II

Secrets, National Security and the Press: Does WikiLeaks Change Anything? | LIVE BLOG | VIDEO
  • Bill Keller, Executive Editor, The New York Times
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break

Secrets 2.0: Exploring Entrepreneurial Answers to Journalistic Obligations | LIVE BLOG | VIDEO
  • Teru Kuwayama, Photojournalist and Founder, Basetrack
  • Bill Allison, Editorial Director, Sunlight Foundation
  • Aron Pilhofer, Co-Founder, Document Cloud; and Editor, Interactive News Technologies, The New York Times
  • David Kaplan, Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • John Bohannon, Contributing Correspondent, Science Magazine
Moderated by Megan Garber, Assistant Editor, Nieman Journalism Lab
4:30 p.m. Wrap up

*NF = Nieman Fellow