What’s the leading cause of work-related death for journalists? Murder, according to the producers of the new documentary, “Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News.” As censorship increases worldwide, journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation and beatings in this riveting film.
The Freelance and International Correspondents committees will host a screening of the one-hour film, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Molly McCluskey, vice chair of the Freelance Committee, on Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The panel will include the film’s two producer/directors - Eric Matthies and Tricia Todd – as well as Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director of Free Press, which advocates for vibrant public media and quality journalism.
The event is free for NPC members, $10 for non-members.
When & Where
The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.