Source Protection in the Information Age

Source protection is essential for all journalists – not just the ones covering controversial topics like the NSA. But what does practical source protection look like in the real world? What does it mean for your workflow, and how do you know when it’s needed?  What tools can you use, and when and how should you use them? This event aims to approach these questions.
In the morning, panels of working journalists will discuss how they strategically use technology to both get the story and protect their sources.
In the afternoon, attendees select small-group trainings on the secure tools and methods that make the most sense for their particular publication and coverage area.
At the end of the day, participants who have applied these techniques during the afternoon will win the chance to speak one on one with investigative journalists from a range of outlets, as well as other prizes.
This workshop is structured to be a hands-on event, so attendees are advised to bring their everyday digital tools like cell phones and laptops. Our measure of success for this workshop will be participants’ increased familiarity with both methods and technologies for source protection, as well as the forging of new relationships.
  • When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Where: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 2950 Broadway New York, NY 10027
  • Price: Free but spaces are limited
  • Registration: Event ticket here
Sponsor by the Tow Center’s Journalism After Snowden Initiative and Mashable.