Sasha Dudding joins RCFP as EW Scripps Legal Officer


In September, the Journalists’ Committee for Press Freedom welcomed Sasha Dudding as a legal member of EW Scripps.

Sasha writes friend of the court briefs and supports the Reporters Committee’s litigation practice, focusing on helping journalists and media to access public records and court proceedings.

“I feel like no other organization touches so many aspects of media law and so many journalism and nonprofit organizations,” Sasha said. “As a beginner but wanting to pursue a career in the field, I think this is the place to be.”

As a student, Sasha was interested in media and law, so it made sense that she would pursue a career combining these two passions.

“I think it will be exciting on the legal side to see a bit of everything,” she said, “but also to work with reporters and see the different stories they pursue.”

Originally from New York, Sasha graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, where she majored in government and Spanish. She then worked as a project analyst at Mintz Levin in Boston before attending Yale Law School. At Yale, Sasha was involved with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic and the Yale Law Journal.

Sasha worked as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before joining the Reporters Committee.

Sasha Dudding is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

The Committee of Rapporteurs regularly tables friend of the court briefs and his lawyers represent journalists and media outlets pro bono in court cases that involve First Amendment freedoms, journalists’ information collection rights and access to public information. Stay informed of our work by subscription to our monthly newsletter and follow us on twitter Where Instagram.

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