05/25/2018
On Tuesday night, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press held its annual Freedom of the Press Awards dinner at The Pierre in New York City to recognize four leaders in journalism and media law who have dedicated their lives to practicing...
05/25/2018
On Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan's so-called "decorum order" that has required all documents to be filed under seal in the murder trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van...
05/21/2018
Last month, an Illinois judge ordered the unsealing of a majority of the court records filed in the high-profile murder trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.  
05/17/2018
On Thursday, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced that Katie Townsend has become the organization’s legal director. In this role, she will oversee the Reporters Committee’s legal services portfolio, including its...
05/10/2018
Be calm. Be fair. Be accurate. This is how you do this.   That’s the advice that journalist Emily Steel said she received from The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet before a tough interview with a source while she was...