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NPR’s Carrie Johnson Talks Covering The Justice Department

Johnson is the keynote speaker at this weekend’s annual Law & the Media Seminar.

Carrie Johnson covers law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR.


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As NPR's Justice Correspondent, Carrie Johnson covers a wide range of issues, including the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepping down.

Johnson is coming to Houston on Saturday, Jan. 26, for the 33rd annual Law & the Media Seminar. The theme of this year’s event is Trending Toward Darkness: Access to Public Records in the Digital Age. She’s the event’s keynote speaker.

In the audio above, Johnson tells Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about the challenges reporters like herself face covering the Justice Department, how journalists go about submitting Freedom of Information Act requests, and about the importance of perspective in a world where news events get caught on tape and shared instantly on social media.