Katie Townsend, RCFP, and David McCraw and Dana Green, New York Times, discuss newsgathering issues: how access was affected by the crisis, as well as privacy and ethical issues in reporting on COVID-related subjects.
An officer responding to protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the 2014 death of Michael Brown is subject to suit claiming he violated news media’s First Amendment rights.
Eight Circuit Finds Police Officers’ Subjective Beliefs May Limit First Amendment Right to Film ThemMichael L. Nepple
The evolving First Amendment right to film the police is not absolute, according to the Eighth Circuit.
The First Circuit ruled this month that warrantless searches of electronic devices at the border do not violate the First or Fourth Amendments.
The FAA finally issued a pair of long-awaited final rules that will expand opportunities for aerial journalists, but, at the same time, will permit the government to monitor all drone traffic.
According to UK experts, the United States faces an uphill battle on appeal because the Court’s findings of fact regarding Assange’s mental health are unlikely to be reversed.
In a pair of cases, the First Circuit held that the Commonwealth could not prohibit the secret recording of police officers carrying out their official duties in public places because such recording is a form of newsgathering activity protected by the First Amendment.
Maggie Haberman, Jenna Johnson and Jennifer Epstein on Presidential Campaign Reporting in a Time of Pandemic: A Redux of the 2019 MLRC Annual Dinner Program
Six months after speaking at the MLRC Dinner, and two months into the coronavirus outbreak, we invited a group of esteemed women journalists back to discuss reporting on the campaign in the middle of a pandemic.
An edited transcript of the December 15, 2020 Zoom conversation with former Washington Post editor Downie led by media attorney, David Bodney, founder of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Law Group.
Court Tosses Journalist’s Lawsuit Against Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Denying Her AdmissionLauren Russell
A California federal court dismissed a Norwegian journalist’s complaint against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the organization’s repeated rejection of her application for membership.