Laura Poitras is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. She is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. CITIZENFOUR, her third in a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America, won an Oscar for Best Documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Director’s Guild of America. Part one of the trilogy, My Country, My Country, about the occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award. Part two, The Oath, on Guantánamo Bay Prison, was nominated for two Emmy awards. In 2006, the U.S. government placed her on a watchlist. In January 2013, she received the first encrypted email from Edward Snowden, who used the alias, “CITIZENFOUR.” In June she traveled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald, and her video of Edward Snowden revealing his identity was broadcast worldwide. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance received the George Polk Award, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Field of Vision Is Moving
Today, I’m stepping down from The Intercept to focus on building Field of Vision, which marks its second year of creating short-form visual journalism.
The Intercept Welcomes Our New Editor-in-Chief, Betsy Reed
The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi’s Departure From First Look Media
Snowden ArchiveCore Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
NSA agents use “physical subversion” to infiltrate networks and devices, documents show.