Join the First Amendment Coalition and SPJ NorCal for a virtual workshop on journalist shield law protections. Learn what state and federal laws cover and what happens when the government or a private citizen uses the courts to try and unmask a confidential source or force the disclosure of unpublished newsgathering materials. Guest speakers will include media lawyers, free press advocates and journalists with relevant experience. And learn about free resources available for freelancers and others who face the threat of a subpoena.
When: Tuesday, June 2 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Where: Zoom webinar
Presenters: Aaron Field, media attorney, Cannata O’Toole Fickes & Olson; Victoria Baranetsky, general counsel, Center for Investigative Reporting; Ryan Mac, senior technology reporter, Buzzfeed, who was subject to subpoenas as part of a federal defamation lawsuit involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Moderated by Christine Peek and Lauren Smiley, co-chairs of the Freedom of Information Committee of SPJ NorCal
You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate. When you RSVP, you will receive an email with webinar access instructions.