Barbara Wall

  • Vice President / Senior Counsel
  • Gannett Co., Inc

Wall's duties as Vice President / Senior Associate General Counsel of Gannett Co., Inc. include advising Gannett's broadcast stations, newspapers and digital properties on First Amendment issues, online developments, intellectual property and privacy. She also serves as Chief Ethics Officer for the company. Wall has written and lectured extensively on free speech issues, intellectual property rights, and the emerging law of the Internet. She serves on the faculty for the Practicing Law Institute’s "Communications Law in the Digital Age" program, and is past chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law. Wall has taught communications law at George Washington and American universities. In 2012, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press gave her their annual First Amendment Award. Wall and her husband Chris have two children, a son, Read, and a daughter, Louisa. Their hobbies include hiking, and in 2010 they all climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.