ONA12 Law School for Digital Journalists: a mini-Master’s in media law

Navigating legal issues in the digital media world can be frustratingly complex. To help, we’ve lined up a stellar mix of media lawyers, journalists and educators for a full-day course, Law School for Digital Journalists, Sept. 20 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

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Join legal experts from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Thomson Reuters and educators from top law schools for a day of practical training on the emerging issues that impact your daily work, including:

Challenges of practicing journalism in the cloud
Reporting, editing and posting within the cloud brings its own security and privacy risks, which are amplified for journalists. This high-level discussion will address freedom of speech and freedom of the press in a digital world.

Running a digital news business
Get a guide to the legal questions that surround setting up and maintaining your media company. Get up to speed on branding, trademarks, and domain names; learn the dos and don’ts in advertising and email marketing; get familiar with the boundaries around behavioral advertising and privacy; and learn more about promotions and insurance coverage.

How to access information
State and federal Freedom of Information laws and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allow you access to certain data, but gaining that access isn’t as easy as it should be. This course will teach you how to prepare effective FOIA requests and how to fight FOIA denials. You will also learn about your rights to access courts, court and government records, how to respond to courtroom closures and gag orders, and use of cameras and other communications devices in the courtroom.

You’ll get a mini-Master’s in media law for only $75 (for ONA members) and $100 (for non-members). Lunch and a networking cocktail reception are also included. For a look at the full schedule, with presenters, check out sched.org. Register now