NY Times Editor Jill Abramson: Obama Crackdown on Leakers Threatens National Security Journalism

By: Brent Lang | The Wrap

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson warned at a Columbia University School of Journalism panel that the federal government’s crackdown on leakers has had a “profound effect on journalism.”

Abramson, who covered the Beltway at the Wall Street Journal and later as the Times’ D.C. bureau chief, noted that there have been seven criminal leak investigations under the Obama Administration, more than twice the number of any previous administration in American history.

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