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Bruce D. Brown

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Executive Director
Washington, DC, USA


Bruce D. Brown is executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and co-directs the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia Law School.  He received a J.D. from Yale Law School, a master’s degree in English Literature from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Stanford University.

He was previously a partner in Baker Hostetler’s media law practice.  He has argued press cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Brown was a federal court reporter for Legal Times and a newsroom assistant to David Broder at The Washington Post.  Brown’s published work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The American Lawyer, The Economist, USA Today, Legal Times, Communications Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and Columbia Journalism Review.

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