New Visions of the Future of Press Freedom
Press Release · Monday, January 27, 2020

Washington, DC

On Wednesday, January 29, at noon, the National Archives, in partnership with the Student Press Law Center, will bring together prominent high school and college journalists to envision what the future of a free press looks like and to discuss current challenges to student press freedom and the First Amendment in a program titled New Visions of the Future of Press Freedom. Reserve a seat; watch the program live stream on our YouTube Channel.

Panel Discussion: New Visions of the Future of Press Freedom
Student journalists have suddenly been thrust into the middle of the press freedom debates as they are filling gaps in “news deserts” and, with their peers, serving as watchdogs on key civic issues of our time. Moderated by television journalist Joie Chen (America Tonight), the panel will include Maya Goldman, editor-in-chief of the Michigan Daily, Neha Madhira, former editor-in-chief of the Eagle Nation Online at Prosper High School (Texas), Joe Severino, former news editor at the DA (at West Virginia University), and Kristine Guillaume, the outgoing president of the Harvard Crimson. Join us to hear new perspectives on the future of the First Amendment from the leaders of the next generation.

This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at Seventh Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.


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