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Kathy Kiely ’77

Kathy Kiely began her journalism career as a reporter and editor at The Daily Princetonian. She has worked as a reporter and editor for numerous regional and national news organizations, covering Congress and national politics and has advocated on First Amendment issues as a Free Press Fellow for the National Press Club. Kiely has taught journalism at Princeton, American University, George Washington University and the University of New Hampshire. This year she became the Lee Hills Chair for Free Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she is teaching and working to advance the cause of free speech nationally and internationally. She still roots for her hometown Pittsburgh Steelers. While waiting in airports, she knits.


Just the Facts, Ma’am: Journalism and the First Amendment

Saturday, October 6


Jane Farrington *13, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State


Vanessa de la Torre ’04, Reporter, Connecticut Public Radio

Kathy Kiely ’77, Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism

Jennifer E. Rothman ’91, Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall ’89, National Political Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, PEOPLE Magazine/Time Inc.