Freedom of the Press Foundation welcomes Wesley Lowery to our board

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Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is proud to welcome award-winning journalist Wesley Lowery as the newest member of its board of directors.

Lowery covered criminal justice issues for the Washington Post from 2014-2019 and led the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for the Post’s meticulous investigation and documentation of police killings in the United States. He is the author of They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement. Lowery now serves as a correspondent for CBS News and 60 Minutes and has recently contributed to GQ Magazine, The Atlantic, Newsweek, the New York Times.

Lowery was also involved in his own press freedom fight in 2014, when he was illegally arrested while covering the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.

“We could not be more excited to have Wesley bring his wealth of expertise to Freedom of the Press Foundation’s board,” said FPF executive director Trevor Timm. “Wesley’s incisive and uncompromising investigative journalism exemplifies our values and principles, and he has seen first hand how journalists on the ground experience the dangers we seek to protect against.”

“At a time when press freedom is under attack both here and abroad, the work of organizations like the Freedom of Press Foundation is as urgent and vital as ever,” Lowery said. “I’m honored to join an organization dedicated to protecting and empowering journalists and affirming the values of free speech.”

Freedom of the Press Foundation expects to appoint an additional new board member in early 2021.

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