The New York Times' Bill Keller

Doug Mills / The New York Times / Redux

As Executive Editor of the Times, Keller himself became part of a story when one of the papers longtime reporters, Judith Miller, refused to reveal her source for information relating to the identity of a CIA operative, Valerie Plame. For her refusal, Miller served 85 days in jail and Keller found himself more than once the focus of media attention. "The default position in a case like that," he noted, "is you support the reporter."

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