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Media Advisory

Judith Miller talks about press freedom
 

01 March 2005

ATTENTION: Legal, media and homeland security writers and editors

Contact: By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu


WHAT
"The Consequences of Confidential Sources: Jail?" a conversation between New York Times reporter Judith Miller and University of California, Berkeley, adjunct professor Lowell Bergman, a longtime investigative reporter and New York Times correspondent.

Miller faces jail time for not disclosing sources for a story she wrote about investigation of leaks of the identity of CIA undercover agent Valerie Plame.

The event is being hosted by UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

WHEN
7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17.

WHERE
Wheeler Hall Auditorium, just northeast of Sather Gate on the south side of campus. A map showing the location of Wheeler Hall is available at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map.

DETAILS
$10 tickets for reserved seats are available starting Thursday, March 3, through Cal Performances by calling (510) 642-9988.

UC Berkeley students can pick up one free ticket each with valid campus identification at the Cal Performances box office, also starting March 3.

Members of the media wishing to reserve tickets must contact UC Berkeley Media Relations at (510) 643-5651. Seating is limited.

Judith Miller writes about national security issues, with an emphasis on terrorism, the Middle East and weapons of mass destruction.

A U.S. Appeals Court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that Miller and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper can be jailed if they don't reveal evidence about sources they used for stories about their investigation into leaks to the media about Plame's identity. Both reporters have said they plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.