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2001 FOI Day conference agenda

8 a.m. — Continental breakfast

8:30 — Welcome

  • Peter S. Prichard, president, the Freedom Forum

8:35 — Introductions

  • Paul K. McMasters, First Amendment Ombudsman, the Freedom Forum

8:45 — Court Records on the Internet: Too Much of a Good Thing?

  • Moderator: Bill Ketter, Boston Globe
  • Judge Rudolph Kass, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Web Advisory Committee
  • Carol Melamed, The Washington Post
  • Bob Becker, Washington, D.C., attorney
  • David Sobel, Electronic Privacy Information Center

10:00 — FOI Updates

  • Moderator: James Grossberg, Levine Sullivan & Koch, L.L.P.
  • Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists
  • David Banisar, Privacy International
  • Tom Blanton, National Security Archive
  • Rebecca Daugherty, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Jim Keat, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association
  • Frosty Landon, Virginia Coalition for Open Government

10:45 — FOI Initiatives
  • Moderator: Kate Martin, National Security Archives
  • Bill Chamberlin, Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project
  • Anders Gyllenhaal, American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • Patrice McDermott, OMB Watch
  • Eliot Christian, Government Information Clearinghouse

11:30 — FOIA Hall of Fame

  • Presenter: Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota

12:15 p.m. — Blueprint for Transparency

  • Presenter: Charles Davis, University of Missouri FOI Center

12:30 — Lunch

1:15 — James Madison Award

  • Presenter: Nancy Kranich, president, American Library Association

1:20 — Keynote speech

  • Speaker: John Podesta, former White House chief of staff

1:45 — Anti-Leak Legislation: Another Official Secrets Act?

  • Moderator: Barbara Cochran, Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • Scott Armstrong, Information Trust
  • Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists
  • Patrick B. Murray, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Jeff Smith, former general counsel, CIA

3:00 — Adjourn

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