President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation Maxwell King provides closing remarks at The First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century conference. Ken Gormley invites attendees to a second conference in October.
Co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Trevor Timm points out how technology plays a big and continually changing role in journalism and media. Timm then joins a panel led by Andrew Conte, director, Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, Stephanie Whited, communications director, The Tor Project and David Greene, senior staff attorney and civil liberties director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, as they explore the good and bad of emerging technologies and the effects on First Amendment freedoms.
Mila Sanina, executive director of PublicSource interviews Jenni Monet, an independent journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice. They discuss the importance of First Amendment protections as journalists face unprecedented challenges from the administration and its supporters.
Former Congressman Mickey Edwards, a lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and vice president of the Aspen Institute, examines the "assault on truth" and how journalists struggle to reach those who have "covered their ears and eyes."
Rob Rogers, former editorial cartoonist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who was fired by the publisher in June 2018, is interviewed by Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant regarding his career and the First Amendment implications of his firing.
Kristen Cambell, executive director of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, and Matt Leighninger, vice president of public engagement and director of The Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment at Public Agenda, look at the First Amendment as the foundation for healthy civic engagement to help people be active participants in building and strengthening communities.
Indira Lakshmanan, Newmark chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute and columnist for The Boston Globe, interviews former U.S. Congressman Mickey Edwards, about how the current political atmosphere has had an effect on journalism and news reporting.
Jameel Jaffer, executive director, Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University, talks about the lack of transparency by social media companies and how they decide to accept/restrict certain content, and how it may threaten First Amendment freedoms.