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Workshop and Roundtable


Friday, January 20, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


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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. Parking is $10 per car.

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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
George Freeman, Media Law Resource Center

11:20-11:35 - Break

11:35-12:35 - Newsgathering Torts
Kelli Sager, Davis Wright Tremaine
Beth Jones, CBS

12:35-1:00 - Freedom of Information & California Public Records
Karlene Goller, University of California, Irvine School of Law

1:00-1:45 - Lunch

1:45-2:45 - Editorial Roundtable
Tammy Audi, West Chief for U.S. News, Wall Street Journal       
Ashley Cullins, reporter, Hollywood Reporter
Jim Newton, former reporter, columnist, editor, Los Angeles Times
Moderator: Alonzo Wickers, Davis Wright Tremaine

2:45-3:45 - Relationship with Sources and the Reporters’ Privilege
Jeff Glasser, Los Angeles Times
Jean-Paul Jassy, Jassy Vick Carolan

 3:45-4:00 - Break 

4:00-5:00 - Copyright and Digital Media
Jeff Hermes, Media Law Resource Center
Lou Petrich, Leopold Petrich & Smith

 5:00-5:45 - Entertainment Law
David Aronoff, Fox Rothschild
Lincoln Bandlow, Fox Rothschild


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