WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner will join reporters and editors from inside and outside the Beltway and representatives of international press freedom organizations on Wednesday, May 3 as the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute mark World Press Freedom Day.
The panel discussions will be held in the Club's Murrow Room from 9am - 12pm on Wednesday, May 3. Registration is required; tickets are $5 for NPC members and $10 for the general public.
World Press Freedom Day at the National Press Club:
The State of Press Freedom in the USA
Opening Remarks: John Donnelly, chairman, Press Freedom Committee, National Press Club
Panel I, 9-9:40 a.m.: Protecting the First Amendment: How does press freedom in the USA compare to other countries?
Moderator: Jeff Ballou, president, National Press Club
- John Yearwood, executive board chairman, International Press Institute
- Delphine Halgand, US director, Reporters Without Borders
- Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
- Jennifer Hyman, communications director, International Women's Media Foundation
- Sharon Moshavi, senior vice president, New Initiatives, International Center for Journalists
Panel II, 9:45-10:45: The state of local news gathering
Moderator: Kathy Kiely, Press Freedom fellow, National Press Club Journalism Institute
- Jonathan Salant, NJ Advance Media; former president, Regional Reporters Association
- Tracey Taylor, Berkleyside
- Art Cullen, Storm Lake (Iowa) Times
- Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune
- Kathryn Foxhall, Society of Professional Journalists
- Dan Shelley, president, Radio Television Digital News Association
- Terry Samuel, Washington Post
Panel III, 10:50-11:50 Making evidence-based, unbiased journalism economically sustainable.
Moderator: Mark Hamrick, Bankrate, former president, National Press Club
- Tom Glaiyser, Democracy Fund
- Lance Knobel, Berkeleyside
- Andi McDaniel, WAMU-FM
- Jan Schaffer, American University
- Barbara Cochran, University of Missouri
Contact: Julie Schoo (202) 662-7507
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SOURCE National Press Club