Seth Stern




Seth Stern is the director of advocacy at Freedom of the Press Foundation. He oversees FPF’s efforts to defend press freedoms and stand up for journalists and whistleblowers who have been denied their rights. Prior to joining FPF, Seth practiced media and First Amendment law in Chicago for over a decade. Before that, he worked as a reporter and editor in the Chicago and Atlanta areas. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.


Northwestern’s student newspaper helps kill anti-speech prosecution

Student journalists set an example for the professionals when it comes to standing up for the First Amendment

Ex-CIA employee deserves a long prison sentence — but not for leaking documents

It’s troubling that our government apparently views disclosing its secrets as an exponentially more serious offense than possessing troves of child pornography

Harsh punishments for leakers undermine public-interest journalism

The maximum sentence imposed on the ex-IRS contractor who leaked Trump’s tax returns to the press sends a chilling message to other would-be whistleblowers