Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News, spoke to the Press Club of Dallas 10.30.13 at KERA's studios. Photo by Regina L. Burns.
The Obama administration has charged seven government employees under the "Espionage Act with a felony for [allegedly] giving information to the press" with NSA leaker Edward "Snowden being the most celebrated," Jim Moroney, the publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News, told the Press Club of Dallas.
Moroney said Wednesday night during an On the Record event at KERA's studios the hike in the number of governmental employees facing such charges is unprecedented. He said he is very concerned that a U.S. Senator on the Homeland Security committee recently acknowledged being unaware of the NSA's alleged spying activities. The committee is tasked with monitoring the NSA's actions.
Listen to an excerpt of Moroney's comments, on the right.
Moroney also talked about the state of American newspapers which are struggling to find viable revenue models. He spoke candidly about The Dallas Morning News' efforts to create subsidy businesses. Watch an excerpt of his remarks, below.
Moroney talked about nonprofit and citizen journalism. Listen to an excerpt of his remarks, below.
Regina L. Burns, M.A., Project+, is an award-winning multimedia editor and journalist, specializing in Black history and African American stories at Harvest Reapers Communications. Her work has been published in Texas Highways magazine, WFAA-TV, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as well as The Commercial Appeal, the Tri-State Defender and The Flyer, among others.
She previously worked for a variety of news media organizations as an editor and journalist, including The Associated Press in Mississippi and Texas. She was news director at WLOK-AM and WGKX KIX-106 FM in Memphis. Learn more