Democracy Works: Defending The First Amendment And The Fourth Estate

Aug 12, 2019

David McCraw
Credit Earl Wilson

The First Amendment and a strong Fourth Estate are essential to a healthy democracy. David McCraw, deputy general counsel of the New York Times, spends his days making sure that the journalists can do their work in the United States and around the world. This includes responding to libel suits and legal threats, reviewing stories that are likely to be the subject of a lawsuit, helping reporters who run into trouble abroad, filing Freedom of Information Act requests, and much more. 

David recounts his work in the memoir "Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts."