Dan Boylan has joined The Washington Times as a national security reporter, with an emphasis on covering the Capitol Hill legislative committees that deal with intelligence, foreign relations and military affairs. Prior to The Times, he covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly. Boylan has filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.
Meanwhile, Peter Sterne, who has covered digital and print media for Politico since 2014, is leaving Politico to spearhead U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a site being launched by a coalition of advocacy organizations including the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Index on Censorship. Sterne will begin as a reporter for the Freedom of the Press Foundation on May 1, collecting information on journalist arrests, border stops, searches and seizures, leak prosecutions and subpoenas demanding that reporters testify on their confidential sources. He will also write related feature stories and trend pieces for the site, which will be dedicated to compiling and maintaining a database of press freedom incidents in the United States.