past event

Symposium on Critical Issues in Journalism

This closed event is for participants in the U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program.

Featuring Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson in conversation with Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward, who will share insights from his celebrated career covering the leading figures and institutions of American democracy.

This year’s distinguished panelists in the Aspen Institute Symposium include:

  • Donna Byrd, Publisher,
  • Rajiv Chadrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
  • Loren Jenkins, Senior Foreign Editor, National Public Radio
  • Caroline Little, President and CEO for North America, Guardian News & Media
  • Lauren McCullough, Social Networks & Special Projects Producer, The Associated Press
  • David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • Mark Whitaker, Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News

Maura M. Pally, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will open the Symposium, which will also include brief remarks by Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

For more information on the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, including a list of partner institutions, please visit


Event information
Tue Sep 29, 2009
9:00am - 5:00pm GMT+0000
Washington, DC