Pulitzer-Prize winner Barton Gellman, now with The Century Foundation, will speak at South by Southwest Interactive, the festival announced Tuesday, in a session entitled “Snowden 2.0: A Field Report From the NSA Archives.”
Gellman is one of three reporters entrusted by Edward Snowden last May with top secret NSA archives. In December 2013, he was the first to interview Snowden face-to-face in Moscow. Nine months after breaking the PRISM story in The Washington Post, Gellman looks back at what we have learned, what it means, and what we still don’t know. Snowden gave birth to an insurgency against the surveillance-industrial state. A counterinsurgency rose to defend the status quo. Gellman offers an insider’s view of who is winning and why.
Gellman will be interviewed by Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing. The session begins at 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 10. Gellman joins a notable lineup of speakers this year, including Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange.
Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive’s director, is a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board.