Journalists, Security Practices & The Future
Monday, March 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
March agenda for Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays.
This event occurs every month, held simultaneously
in different cities throughout the world.
Find out the primary challenges that journalists face in adopting effective security practices in their work.
While the AP phone records case and the Edward Snowden revelations have helped raise security awareness among journalists, the industry faces significant challenges in constructing a coherent approach to these challenges, including a lack of appropriate tools and training materials.
The talk, lead by Susan McGregor, will address these issues as well as some possible paths for improvement.
Susan McGregor is Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. McGregor was the Senior Programmer on the News Graphics team at the Wall
Street Journal Online for four years before joining Columbia Journalism School as an Assistant Professor in 2011. McGregor was named a 2010 Gerald Loeb Award winner for her work on the the WSJ's "What They Know" series. Her research focuses on issues of data, graphics and digital security. In 2012, she received a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation for her work on Dispatch, a mobile app for secure source communication, and in 2013 she was awarded a Knight Prototype grant to develop DataDocs, an platform for creating interactive, evergreen web videos. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Communication and Technology from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in Interactive Information Design from Harvard University.
When & Where
OpenITP & Thoughtworks
OpenITP provides developers of open source anti-surveillance and anti-censorship tools with diverse type of support. We believe circumvention tech tools are essential to enable anonymous, secure, and unrestricted communication on the Internet.
Thoughtworks is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change.