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Confidential Media Sources Focus of 1st Amendment Breakfast

"Confidential Reporting: Is the First Amendment Under Attack or Is the Government Doing Its Job?" was the topic of the Oct. 12 First Amendment Breakfast, a regularly scheduled forum for media professionals and lawyers. Moderated by Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia Journalism School, this discussion focused on the use of confidential sources by the media and current litigation surrounding the issue. Panelists included Floyd Abrams, a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor at Columbia Journalism School; Philip Bronstein, vice president and editor of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Zachary Carter, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and former U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York.

Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann, Henry R. Luce Professor and dean, Columbia Journalism School

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Floyd Abrams Zachary Carter
Philip Bronstein  

Floyd Abrams, partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Zachary Carter, partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Philip Bronstein, editor, San Francisco Chronicle

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Production Number: 325
Shot: Nov 12, 2004
Published: Nov 17, 2004
Last modified:Nov 17, 2004