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David McCraw ’92, deputy general counsel of The New York Times, returned to Albany Law School on March 27, 2019, to discuss the themes in his new book,
Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts.
Moderated by Times Union editor Rex Smith, the conversation—available above, in full—touched on the First Amendment, libel, journalism in the age of social media and WikiLeaks, McCraw's experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the New York Times, and more.
David McCraw's 2017 Commencement Address