Media Law Resource Center

Serving the Media Law Community Since 1980


Media Law for Journalists  

Workshop and Roundtable


Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

San Francisco Chronicle

901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA (map)


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A workshop for freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, podcasters - any media worker without the benefit of a legal department.

Top media lawyers will give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; learn about digital media law; and understand insurance coverage options.

Editors and writers from local news outlets have a roundtable discussion to share tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches.

Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

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9:00-9:30 - Registration and Breakfast

9:30-9:35 - Introduction

9:35-11:20 - How Can Journalists Get into Trouble for Their Content

11:20-11:35 - Break

11:35-12:35 - Newsgathering Torts 

12:35-1:00 - Freedom of Information & California Public Records

1:00-1:45 - Lunch

1:45-2:45 - Editorial Roundtable

2:45-3:45 - Relationship with Sources and the Reporters’ Privilege

3:45-4:00 - Break

4:00-5:00 - Copyright and Digital Media

5:00-5:45 - Entertainment Law 


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