Law and Media Conference set for Oct. 4 in Columbus

LawandMediaConference2013Ohio journalists, lawyers, judges and academics are invited to attend to discuss media law issues at the 2013 Ohio State Bar Association Law and Media Conference.

The day-long conference, co-sponsored by the central Ohio SPJ chapter, will take place Friday, Oct. 4, 1700 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus.

Program topics include:

  • Plenary session about the lasting impact of a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting student press freedom and current newsgathering challenges.
  • Problems and opportunities regarding access to government records and the current state of public records law in Ohio.
  • How does a journalist cover a school shooting or a juvenile crime?
  • How has the Internet affected journalism and how do journalists practice in this changing environment?
  • Media Law 101: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
  • Lawyers and journalists: how to improve interactions between the professions.

For more information about the event, download the complete program and registration form from the bar association.

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