Law School for Digital Journalists

Date(s) - 09/20/2012
All Day

Hyatt Regency

The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy is joining with the Online News Association, Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to present the second-annual “Law School for Digital Journalists” at the Online News Association’s 2012 conference in San Francisco. This intensive day of classes will cover what digital journalists need to know about how the law impacts their professional lives. Classes will be taught by leading media lawyers and journalism educators and will cover:

  • Copyright Law, including copyright basics, fair use, freelancer contracts, and licensing;
  • Newsroom Law, including newsgathering, libel, privacy, protecting sources, Section 230, and insurance;
  • Access Law, including FOI, access to courts, cameras and recording devices;
  • Launching a News Business, including deciding whether to form a for-profit or non-profit entity, selection of a corporate form, preserving non-profit status while generating revenue; and
  • Running a News Business, including branding, advertising, data collection, privacy policies, and promotions.

The day will conclude with a plenary session devoted to discussing how freedom of speech and freedom of the press are changing in a digital world. To register, please go to the ONA’s conference page.

More information to come soon…..

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