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Bob Woodward at YLS Nov. 18 for Panel Discussion on Watergate, Open Government, and Investigative Journalism

Award-winning investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward of The Washington Post will take part in a panel discussion at Yale Law School on Thursday, Nov. 18. The discussion, titled “Watergate, Open Government and Investigative Journalism: A Retrospective and Glimpse Into the Future of the Freedom of Information Act,” begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Woodward will be in New Haven to receive the prestigious “Walter Cronkite Award” from the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG), in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act. The award will be presented at a reception and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the OMNI hotel.

Joining Woodward on the panel will be Lucy Dalglish ’88 MSL, executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Colleen Murphy, executive director of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission; and Michael Regan, editor of and a former editor at The Hartford Courant. Aaron Bayer, a partner at the law firm Wiggin and Dana, will moderate the discussion, which is sponsored by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, the Knight Law and Media Program, and the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.

For more information on the panel discussion or how to purchase tickets for the award dinner later that evening, contact Dan Klau at CFOG, 860-241-2627.