The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. The ISP's work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.
Dr. Bamford is one of the country's leading writers on intelligence and national security issues. His books include "The Puzzle Palace" and "Body of Secrets," the only two books on the National Security Agency, and most recently "A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies". Mr. Bamford has also written for many magaines, including investigative cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. He also spent a decade as the Washington investigative producer for the ABC News program, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and taught at the University of California, Berkeley, as a distinguished visiting professor.
Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor and Executive Editor. Before joining the Times, she spent nine years at The Wall Street Journal as the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and an investigative reporter covering money and politics. She is currently a lecturer with the department of English at Harvard University.
This lecture will take place at Yale Law School, on the Yale University campus in New Haven, CT.
This lecture series is part of a book project titled Journalism After Snowden: The Future of Free Press in the Surveillance State, which will be published by Columbia University Press in the Fall of 2015.
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Information Society Project of Yale Law School have partnered to present this series of 4 lectures as part of the larger Journalism After Snowden project this Fall.
Journalism After Snowden, funded 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.