Journalist to discuss ‘Investigative Reporting, Espionage, and NSA Leaks’

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James Bamford

James Bamford, an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author, will come to Yale on Thursday, Dec. 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Bamford will give a talk titled “Investigative Reporting, Espionage, and NSA Leaks” at noon at the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The talk is free and open to the public.

Over the past few decades, Bamford has become one the country’s most notable writers on U.S. intelligence and national security issues. He has published three books on the National Security Agency, including “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.”

Bamford’s work has also been published in many magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. In 2006, Bamford won the National Magazine Award for “The Man Who Sold the War,” a piece he had published in Rolling Stone.

In addition to writing, Bamford spent nearly a decade as the Washington investigative producer for ABC’s “World News Tonight” program. During his time at ABC, he won numerous awards for his coverage of national security issues.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellow are Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.

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