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Media Law 101: Newsgathering

Date: Wednesday, July 21 at 1pm ET / 10am PT

We discuss open records (FOIA) and open meetings laws, access to courts and their participants (including gag orders), other access issues (such as access to private property, surveillance and drones), police issues (such as recording the police and responding to police demands on scene), phone recording and wiretap, promises of confidentiality to sources, lawful obtainment (receiving documents from leakers, etc.), and issues relating to covering protests (safety, etc.).

We discuss open records (FOIA) and open meetings laws, access to courts and their participants (including gag orders), other access issues (such as access to private property, surveillance and drones), police issues (such as recording the police and responding to police demands on scene), phone recording and wiretap, promises of confidentiality to sources, lawful obtainment (receiving documents from leakers, etc.), and issues relating to covering protests (safety, etc.).

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Newsgathering Committee

The Newsgathering Committee focuses on legal issues involved in collecting news and information. These issues include source confidentiality, access to places and note retention policies.