FPF welcomes new advocacy director

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Freedom of the Press Foundation welcomes its new Director of Advocacy, Seth Stern. Seth will oversee and expand the nonprofit organization’s efforts to stand up for journalists and whistleblowers who have been denied their rights as part of its mission to protect, defend, and empower public-interest journalism. His work will include managing ambitious advocacy campaigns in collaboration with FPF partners and writing for FPF’s blogs, social media accounts, and other publications.

Seth spent the last 13 years practicing media and First Amendment law at the Chicago law firm Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn. He is the chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Media and Entertainment Law Committee as well as the American Bar Association’s Media, Privacy and Advertising Law Committee. Before law school he worked as a reporter and editor in the Chicago and Atlanta areas.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to an organization with a history as rich as Freedom of the Press Foundation’s,” Seth said. “I will always welcome input from our members and friends on how our advocacy team can best assist journalists and advance press rights.”

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FPF’s Executive Director Trevor Timm said he is thrilled to welcome Seth to the 10-year-old organization. “We are confident that Seth and his team will build on FPF’s track record of successful advocacy on the national, international, and local levels and take our advocacy work in exciting new directions.”

FPF is a nonprofit organization that protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century. For media or other inquiries, email Seth Stern at [email protected] or [email protected].

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