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Peter Canby is a senior editor and head of the fact-checking department at The New Yorker. He is the author of “The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya (HarperCollins)” and articles for publications including The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Harper’s, The Nation, and Mother Jones.
David McCraw has been a lawyer for The New York Times Company since 2002. He currently serves as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He is responsible for the company’s litigation matters and for providing legal counsel to the Times newsroom on such issues as libel, freedom of information, access to the courts, and newsgathering. McCraw previously served as Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells.
James Neff is a prize-winning journalist who has written five nonfiction books, including Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy vs. Jimmy Hoffa, to be published by Little, Brown & Company in July 2015. His book Mobbed Up: Jackie Presser’s High-wire Life in the Teamsters, the Mafia and the FBI, won an IRE Award and was adapted as the HBO movie “Teamster Boss.”
Emily Ramshaw is the editor of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won three national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE’s Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and a general excellence award from the Online News Association.
Susan Seager is a former LA band photographer, copy boy, newspaper and wire service reporter who went to law school to defend fellow reporters against defamation lawsuits. She is currently a vice president in the Los Angeles litigation unit of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., where she supervises litigation against investigative television reporters and various Fox companies, including claims for alleged defamation, right of publicity, copyright and trademark infringement, idea submission, and invasion of privacy.