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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., January 3, 2017—The New York Times Vice President and Assistant General Counsel David E. McCraw will speak at Williams College on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. McCraw will speak on “Freedom of the Press in the Age of Trump” in Griffin Hall, room 3.
McCraw authored The Times’ response to a request from an attorney for Donald Trump to retract an article printed on Oct. 12, 2016, in which two women accused Trump of touching them inappropriately years ago and issue an apology. McCraw declined the request on behalf of The Times, saying, “It would be a disservice not just to our readers but to democracy itself to silence their voices.”
Responsible for newsroom legal issues and litigation, McCraw has been at The Times since 2002. He is a member of the executive committee of the New York City Bar and the former chair of the City Bar’s Communication and Media Law Committee. He also serves on the Vance Center Committee. An adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, he is a graduate of Albany Law School, Cornell University and the University of Illinois.
The Leadership Studies program is sponsoring this event.
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