NYTimes’WikiLeaks counsel featured at Kennesaw State media law forum

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MEDIA ADVISORY David McCraw to discuss tensions between national security and information freedom…

Georgia (Oct 6, 2011)MEDIA ADVISORY

David McCraw to discuss tensions between national security and information freedom

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 6, 2011) — The legal officer who helped guide The New York Times in publishing leaked confidential cables related to prisoners at the U.S detention camp in Guantanamo Bay will be the featured speaker at a digital media law conference at Kennesaw State University Oct. 22.


  • David McCraw, vice president and assistant general counsel for The New York Times Company, is the featured speaker on a panel discussing the aftermath of the so- called “WikiLeaks” and the impact of government secrets on freedom of information in a democracy.
  • Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, will moderate the discussion.


“Media Law in the Digital Age” is an intensive day-long conference that features experts in the fields of law, digital media, Internet security, journalism and academia. The conference is designed for those producing online content, includingjournalists,bloggers and social media strategists.  It is co-produced by the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State and the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center.  Registration is required. 

View a full list of conference topics, speakers and schedule at http://sustainablejournalism.org/mlda11/agenda

To register, go to  https://epay.kennesaw.edu/C20923_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1008


Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; McCraw will appear on a panel from 9-10 a.m.


Social Sciences Bldg. (#22) on the KSU campus, 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA, 30144


Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.  


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu