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Judith Miller  

Best-Selling Author of Germs

Judith Miller did time in jail for being a New York Times reporter who took her oath of confidentiality seriously and did not reveal her source during one of the most disturbing lapses in public security of our time. When the covert identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame came to light, Miller chose to not speak out, protecting the rights of the first amendment and journalists everywhere.

Miller did her job as Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, adhering to the fundamental journalistic principle of not giving up the source. What she did safeguarded the bedrock of freedom that defines American journalism in our rapidly changing and increasingly divisive world.

Would you have the courage of your conviction to do the same? To give up your own freedom to protect the fundamental rights of everyone? Miller meets these challenges head on, revealing her own story with authority, examining the myriad of issues that have altered the media landscape forever. The circumstances and questions that Miller has faced, during her prominent career covering the most intriguing stories of our world, reflect the changing definition of what it means to be a journalist today.

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Most Requested Topics

  • Ethics and Journalism: Does the Right to Know Trump the Right to Security?
  • First Amendment Threats, Growing Government Secrecy, what it Means to the Average Citizen
  • Is Journalism Failing Us? The Tenuous State of the Third Estate in Our Time
  • Islamic Militancy in the Middle East
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • National Security

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