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Workshop and Roundtable


Thursday, October 26, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Chicago Tribune

Tribune Tower - Campbell Hall
435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL


Our workshop is now sold out.














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

Top media lawyers will give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; not commit torts while newsgathering; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; and learn about digital media law.

Editors and writers from local news outlets, including Jim Warren, former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, will have a lively roundtable discussion to share tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches.

Admission is $20 and includes breakfast and lunch.

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Schedule (subject to change)

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
George Freeman, Media Law Resource Center

Ryan Jacobson, SmithAmundsen
Damon Dunn, Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn

11:20-11:35 Break

11:35-12:35 Newsgathering Torts
Natalie Spears, Dentons U.S.
Chuck Sennet, Tribune Media Co.

12:35-1:00 Freedom of Information & Illinois Public Records
Brendan Healey, Mandell Menkes

1:00-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:45 Editorial Roundtable
Jim Warren, Poynter/Vanity Fair, Former Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune
Margaret Holt, Standards Editor, Chicago Tribune
Robert Jordan, Former Anchor, WGN-TV

2:45-3:45 Relationship with Sources and the Reporters' Privilege
Steven Mandell, Mandell Menkes
David Sanders, Jenner & Block

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Copyright and Digital Media
Sam Fifer, Dentons U.S.
Chuck Sennet, Tribune Media Co.

Blaine Kimrey & Bryan Clark, Vedder Price


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