Deidre McPhillips is a data reporter with U.S. News and World Report, covering international news for the Best Countries section. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism in 2015 and her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in 2011. @deedrah
Pressuncuffed.org seeks to encourage and promote rigorous student reporting, scholarly research and debate on the role of, and obstacles to, independent journalism in the United States and abroad. Our website features reporting by University of Maryland students about press freedom in the United States and abroad. It also offers resources to instructors elsewhere who may want to teach classes or hold workshops on this theme. In the near future, this site will become a place for student work from around the country and abroad.
Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer prize winner at The Washington Post and Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland.