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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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09:00-09:30 Registration and Breakfast

09:30-09:35 Introduction

09:35-11:20 How Can Journalists Get into Trouble for Their Content
George Freeman, Media Law Resource Center
James Chadwick, Sheppard Mullin

11:20-11:35 Break

11:35-12:35 Newsgathering Torts
Randy Shaprio, Bloomberg LP
Victoria Baranetsky, Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press

12:35-01:00 Freedom of Information & California Public Records
Duffy Carolan - Jassy Vick Carolan LLP

01:00-01:45 Lunch

01:45-02:45 Editorial Roundtable
Kevin Fagan, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Thomas Fuller, San Francisco Bureau Chief, New York Times
Kashmir Hill, Reporter, Gizmodo/Fusion
Kara Wetzel, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

02:45-03:45 Relationship with Sources and the Reporters' Privilege
Joshua Koltun, Esq.

03:45-04:00 Break

04:00-05:45 Copyright and Digital Media
Jeff Hermes, Media Law Resource Center
Stephen Gikow, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati



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