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Wanderlust Productions ClienT HIGHLIGHT: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970 when the nation’s news media faced an unprecedented wave of government subpoenas forcing reporters to name confidential sources. Today it provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists.

The Reporters Committee serves the nation’s leading news organizations; thousands of reporters, editors, and media lawyers; and many more who use our online and mobile resources.

CLIENT CHALLENGE

For their annual Awards Dinner, Reporters Committee wanted a unique, cohesive look created to be used across all of their event collateral.

In addition, with four honorees, Reporters Committee wanted to control the timing of the ceremony by having pre-packaged videos to introduce each of them, along with a new organization video.

I was brought on board to produce all of these pieces.

Graphic Design Projects

Once an event look was created, it was utilized across all materials, including the save-the-date, invitations, letterhead, program, pledge cards, and digital journal.

Invitation (left) – Program (right)
SAVE THE DATE
INVITATION
INVITATION OUTSIDE (tri-fold)
INVITATION INSIDE (tri-fold)
PROGRAM COVER & PAGE SAMPLES

Videos

With four honorees receiving awards at the dinner, Reporters Committee wanted to control the timing of the introductions by having pre-produced videos for each recipient. With 4-6 interviews per video, they also gave a more rounded story as to why they were receiving the award.

Honoree: Dean Baquet

Executive Editor, The New York Times

Notable interviews included: A.G. Sulzberger – Publisher, The New York Times; Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. – Chairman, The New York Times; Elisabeth Bumiller – Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times; Emily Steel – Business Reporter, The New York Times; James Benett – Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times; Marty Baron – Executive Editor, The Washington Post.

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Honoree: Lynn Novick

Documentary Filmmaker, Florentine Films

Notable Interviews included: Buddy Squires – Cinematographer; Sarah Botstein – Film Producer, Florentine Films; Stephen J. Adler – Editor-in-Chief, Reuters.

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Honoree: Robert Siegel

Former Host, NPR's "All Things Considered"

Notable interviews included: Ari Shapiro – Host, NPR’s “All Things Considered”; Carline Watson – Executive Producer, NPR’s “All Things Considered”; Margaret Low – Former Senior VP for News, NPR; Nina Totenberg – Correspondent, Legal Affairs, NPR.

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Rising Star Award: Nabiha Syed

Vice President of Legal and Associate General Counsel, BuzzFeed

Notable interviews included: Azmat Khan – Investigative Reporter; David McCraw – Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times; Lucy Dalglish – Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; Samantha Barry – Editor-in-Chief, Glamour; Tom Namako – Deputy News Director, BuzzFeed News.

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Organizational Video

Reporters Committee was also looking to update their organizational video for the first time in many years. This required over a dozen interviews with current & former staff/fellows, clients, and board members.

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