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News Archives - 2005

October 14, 2005

Lucy Dalglish, director of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the press, at Augsburg

Lucy Dalglish, the director of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, will speak to journalism students at Augsburg at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Marshall Room.

Dalglish has been the Reporters Committee's executive director since 2000. The American Journalism Review recently dubbed her “911 for Journalists” and “a consistent force for the First Amendment both behind the scenes and in the forefront of the fray.”

She has been a strong voice in recent public debates about a reporter’s right to shield the identity of a source, and she visited Judith Miller while Miller was in jail.

Dalglish’s career in journalism began when she was a student. Her college internship led her to a reporting job at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where she worked for seven years. She won a fellowship designed to encourage journalists to study law at Yale Law School and, after completing a master’s degree at Yale, she went back to the Pioneer Press. A few years later, she finished her law degree at Vanderbilt.

Before moving to Washington for the job at the Reporters Committee, Dalglish worked at the Minneapolis firm of Dorsey & Whitney. Her media work included cases on library censorship, libel, and student press rights.

Her talk with journalism students is open to the public and on the record. It is co-sponsored by the English Department, Women’s Studies and the Women’s Resource Center.