Eric Lieberman

Vice President and Counsel, The Washington Post

Eric Lieberman is Vice President and General Counsel of The Washington Post. He has overall responsibility for The Post’s legal affairs, government affairs, public relations, and community relations. He joined The Post’s Legal Department in 1998.

Eric graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 1986 with a degree in Social Studies. He then spent two years working as a legislative aide on Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Labor Committee staff. He graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1991 with honors. After graduation, Eric clerked for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then spent six years as an associate at Williams & Connolly, where he worked on a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters.

Eric currently serves as The Washington Post’s representative on the boards of the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association, the Virginia Press Association, the Council for Court Excellence, and the Media Law Resource Center.

Eric lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Sarah (14) and Josh (10).


  • Saturday, 3:30 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Innovation and Trends in Video Storytelling

    More of a conversation than presentation, let’s get together and share some of the cool ways we’re using video to tell stories.

  • Saturday, 2:15 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – How Do We Keep the “Story” in Alternate Story Form?

    Do we lose narratives with alternate story forms? Where's the context? This session encourages discussion about what works and what doesn't.

  • Saturday, 11:30 am
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Is Tumblr the New Time, Inc.?

    Are journalists’ future homes in places that aren’t primarily about journalism, and should it be?

  • Thursday, 9:00 am
    Hospitality Room

    Intro to Design Thinking

    This session will be led by staff of Stanford’s world-renowned Hasso M. Plattner Institute of Design — commonly called the

  • Thursday, 9:15 am
    Grand Ballroom B, Garden Room AB

    Law School for Digital Journalists

    A full day of practical training, taught by leading experts on digital media law.

  • Thursday, 4:30 pm
    Bayview A

    Entrepreneurial Pop-Ups

    Have a challenge? Work with our presenters for one-on-one consults in which they lend their expertise to help you solve your biggest struggle.

  • Thursday, 3:45 pm
    Bayview A

    The Rise of University News Startups

    J-Schools are launching news sites as outlets to teach students both reporting and entrepreneurship skills. Hear about several models that are working.

  • Thursday, 3:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Collaboration vs. Competition

    When should a news start-up partner with a mainstream news outlet? A look at collaboration models, do’s and don’ts and guerrilla marketing.

  • Thursday, 2:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Engaging Audiences

    Just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come. A discussion of the four strata of engagement and successful engagement strategies.

  • Thursday, 1:15 pm
    Bayview A

    The Art of the Close

    Journalists are great at producing content and covering stories. Ask them to sell an ad, though, and generally they can’t close the deal.