Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and legal analyst whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law & Policy Review, and Politico.

Trevor formerly worked as an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before that, he helped the longtime general counsel of The New York Times, James Goodale, write a book on the Pentagon Papers and the First Amendment. He received his J.D. from New York Law School.

In 2013, he received the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for journalism.


Daniel Ellsberg, an American hero for the ages (1931-2023)

We are heartbroken to learn that our dear friend Daniel Ellsberg, world-renowned whistleblower and Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder, has passed away at the age of 92.

In honor of a whistleblowing legend: Announcing the Daniel Ellsberg Chair on Government Secrecy

We will honor our friend by fighting for what he fought for his entire life: an end to excessive government secrecy.

Russia’s prosecution of Gershkovich is shameful. Freeing Assange would allow U.S. to credibly condemn it

Criminalization of routine newsgathering undermines press freedom everywhere