The Dialogues on Free Speech presents a panel titled "Press Freedom and the Publication of Government Secrets."
Wikileaks' disclosures over the last year are an obvious flashpoint, but panelists will also consider such questions as: Should the press enjoy broader rights of free expression than others? Does the mission of public service license special immunities? Who, exactly, qualifies as the press in the age of bloggers and do-it-yourself journalism? Does the public have a "right to know?" Does government secrecy undermine accountability?
The panel features Linda Greenhouse, Jack Shafer and Michael Kent Curtis.
Greenhouse is professor at Yale Law School and a New York Times contributor. Shafer is a journalist with Reuters, formerly with Slate. Curtis is professor at Wake Forest Law School.