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 and Policy Review, and Politico. He also writes a column on press freedom for Columbia Journalism Review.

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.


The extradition of Julian Assange must be condemned by all who believe in press freedom

Regardless of your feelings on Assange, the U.S. indictment against him will criminalize common newsgathering practices used by countless journalists.

In its quest to censor war reporting, the Russian government has dismantled all semblance of press freedom

Journalists at independent news outlets in Russia have been arrested, raided, censored, and forced to flee in the past week.

Appeals court says that Nixon’s attempt to prosecute Pentagon Papers reporter must stay secret — 50 years later

The Nixon admin tried to prosecute the New York Times under the same statute the Justice Department is going after Julian Assange today.