Bill Keller

Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project

Bill Keller appears in the following:

The Campaign Ad that Reshaped Criminal Justice

Monday, May 18, 2015

What happens when politicians use fears of violence and tragedy for political gain? We found out in 1988 when infamous criminal Willie Horton was featured in a campaign ad.


Will Iran Come to the Bargaining Table on Syria?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to arrive in New York early next week for the United Nations General Assembly and it’s anticipated that Rouhani will present to the U.N. an Iran ready to engage with the West. Gary Sick, senior research scholar at Columbia University's Middle East Institute and adjunct professor at the University's School of International and Public Affairs, joins The Takeaway to discuss the distrustful relationship between the U.S. and Iran. Bill Keller, former executive editor of our partner The New York Times, says Iran needs to be engaged in Syria talks with the West.

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Kerry: "High Confidence" Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times reflects on the similarities between Iraq and Syria. UPDATE: Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the world on Friday afternoon, saying that the United States has "high confidence" that the regime of Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical attack last week outside of the Syrian capital of Damascus. Kerry said that the U.S. government now knows that at least 1,429 Syrians were killed in the attack, including at least 426 children.

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Manning Verdict's Consequences For Snowden, Future Whistle-Blowers

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Army Private Bradley Manning was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy by a military judge at Fort Meade, Maryland on Tuesday. Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller explains what the verdict means for Edward Snowden and future government whistle-blowers. Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, offers a legal perspective on the Manning verdict and the precedent it sets in First Amendment law.

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Bill Keller on the Death of Anthony Shadid

Friday, February 17, 2012

This morning we are heartbroken to report that Anthony Shadid of our partner The New York Times is no longer one of the survivors. The veteran Middle East correspondent for The Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe and long time voice on this program has died. A fatal asthma attack while he was reporting in chaotic Syria, working undercover. His body carried across the Syrian border and home by a colleague yesterday.


WikiLeaks: The Backstory from the Editor of the NY Times

Thursday, January 27, 2011

As WikiLeaks has become a household name over the past year, one of the organizations that has most aided the website's rise to prominence is the New York Times. Through many of the leaks that have changed the landscape and called into question the tenants of journalism, the Times often provided Julian Assange and WikiLeaks with an audience by studying, and publishing the documents it was releasing. As questions about Julian Assange's character grow, so do those about his impact on the world and whether it is positive or negative. Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, talks about dealing with Assange behind the scenes.

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Top of the hour: New York Times' Editor on Wikileaks, Today's top stories

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Is the new Wikileaks document release bad for America? Good for Journalism? New York Times editor Bill Keller gives us his take.  


New York Times Editor Bill Keller on the State of Journalism in the Era of Leaks

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Significant leaks of government information used to come rarely, and frequently only after years had passed since the events they described. Of late, however, the leaks seem to have been coming more and more quickly ... and the information, at least in the latest WikiLeaks release, only months old. We talk with New York Times executive editor Bill Keller about what the recent spate of leaks portends for watchdog journalism going forward.

Read a full transcript of the interview.

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Bill Keller Explains Why The New York Times Held the Story of Captured Taliban Commander

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last night's breaking news that allied troops captured Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's top military commander, was actually uncovered by The New York Times last week. 

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