Book Signing & Discussion
Monday, October 28th, 2019
Book: Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for the Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts
Author: David E. McCraw
11:15 A.M –
At The Forum Club* The Kravis Center/ Cohen Pavilion
David McCraw will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday, October 28, at noon for a luncheon and book signing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Mr. McCraw has spent the last 17 years at The New York Times Company, where he serves as the newspaper’s top newsroom lawyer. In that role he has been The Times’s principal legal advisor on the Wikileaks and Snowden disclosures and a range of Pulitzer Prize-winning stories, including the paper’s groundbreaking reporting on Donald Trump’s tax returns, Harvey Weinstein, the contamination of America’s meat supply, and the secret fortunes of China’s political elites.
He is the author of the book Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, a first-person account of the legal battles that have helped to shape The Times’s coverage of the Trump years.
Mr. McCraw is one of the nation’s most active litigators of freedom-of-information lawsuits. Over the past decade, The Times has brought more than 65 FOIA cases against the federal government. The suits have led to the disclosure of previously secret records about the chemical weapons found in Iraq, the government’s legal justification for drone killings abroad, and the identities of companies and individuals allowed to trade with sanctioned nations.
His duties at The Times include acting as the company’s crisis response manager. He oversaw the company’s response to the kidnapping of Times journalists in Afghanistan and the seizure of four other journalists by the Libyan government in the midst of the civil war and the emergency evacuation of reporters and photographers injured while covering conflict.
Copies of Mr. McCraw’s book can be pre-ordered on the Forum Club’s website and will be available at the event thanks to a partnership with The Palm Beach Book Store.