Journalist who fought subpoena to speak at The Media School in January
The Media School Report • Dec. 12, 2017
Freelance journalist Jamie Kalven, who successfully fought a subpoena to name sources for his story about the police-involved shooting death of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald, will speak at The Media School on Jan. 23.
Kalven won the George Polk Award for Local Reporting for his Slate.com piece, “Sixteen Shots,” which challenged the official police version of the shooting. Attorneys for the officer involved said they need information on Kalven’s sources, which Kalven said he won’t reveal. In December, the judge dismissed the subpoena as a “fishing expedition.”