James C. Goodale is a former vice chairman and general counsel of the New York Times. He led the Times' legal team in the Pentagon Papers case and has been called the father of "reporter's privilege." After leaving the Times in 1980, he became a partner in the New York City law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Panelists during the morning session, "The View from the Lawyers"
Mark I. Bailen practices in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and media-related matters.
Lucy Dalglish is executive director of the Reporters Committee
for Freedom of the Press and has worked as a media lawyer in the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney.
Lee Levine , a founding partner of the Washington, D.C., law firm of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, represents clients in First Amendment cases.
Rachel Smolkin is the managing editor of AJR.
Panelists during the afternoon session, "The View from Investigative Journalists"
Deborah Nelson is the Washington investigative editor for the Los Angeles Times. She shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for investigative reporting on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's tribal housing program. This summer, she will leave the Times to join the faculty of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Susan Schmidt , a reporter for the Washington Post, shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with colleagues James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith for their coverage of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Jim Taricani , who received a six-month home confinement sentence for refusing to disclose a confidential source, is an investigative reporter
for WJAR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Providence.
Rem Rieder is the editor and senior vice president of AJR.
Gene Roberts is a former managing editor of the New York Times and executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He now teaches at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Robert Blau, managing editor, Baltimore Sun
Peter S. Canellos, Washington bureau chief, Boston Globe
John Aloysius Farrell, assistant managing editor/Washington bureau chief, Denver Post
Linda Fibich, Washington bureau chief, Newhouse News Service
Lisa Friedman, Washington bureau chief, Los Angeles' Daily News
Carl Lavin, deputy managing editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
David Ledford, executive editor, Wilmington, Delaware's News Journal
Charles J. Lewis, Washington bureau chief, Hearst Newspapers
Bill Marimow, vice president for news and information, NPR
Timothy M. Phelps, Washington bureau chief, Newsday
Richard Sisk, Washington deputy bureau chief, New York's Daily News
Carol Stevens, managing editor/news, USA Today
Rick Thames, editor, Charlotte Observer
Lillian Thomas, local news editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jack Torry, Washington correspondent, Columbus Dispatch
Jeff Woods, news editor, Scripps Howard News Service