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Agenda

Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Kennesaw State University
Social Sciences Building
9:00AM – 5:00PM

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Room 1019, Social Sciences Building
Opening Plenary Session: New Developments in Digital Media Law and What They Mean

David McCraw, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, The New York Times Company and Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
 

The Aftermath of WikiLeaksThe tensions between State Security and Freedom of Information

Will the leaks have a damaging effect on freedom of information and thus on our democracy? Are all of us in this conference room doing enough to ensure that the government and other power brokers like financial institutions don’t damage freedom of the Press?

David McCraw, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for the New York Times, helped guide the Times newsroom in publishing the leaked confidential cables.  Now he fears the government is drawing the wrong conclusions which might damage the freedom of the press. McCraw believes that government secrets, not their leaks, are the greater threat to democracy.

The Wall Street Journal via SafeHouse has started its own WikiLeaks type brand. Would it publish the cables if they had come directly to them? Would places like credit card companies and Pay-pal take restrictive actions against the Wall Street Journal as they have against with WikiLeaks? If they did, how would the Wall Street Journal react? Should financial institutions have this much power over free exchange information? Was a dangerous precedent set without much protest from traditional media?

 

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10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Panel Session 1

Room SO1020 – Access to Government Information in the Digital Age
Moderator:  Carolyn Carlson, Assistant Professor Journalism and Citizen Media, Kennesaw State University.  Panelists include:  John Jupin,
Retired Special Agent, US Dept. of Labor, Office of Inspector General (Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations), and Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Room SO1022 – Apps and Wireless: New Platforms for Online Content Providers and Journalists
Moderator:  Justin Brown, Assistant Professor of Telecommunications, University of South Florida. Panelists include: Rob Bertsche, Prince Lobel, Sosh Howell, CEO AppedOn, and Art Neill, Founder, New Media Rights.

Room SO1019 – Online Community Building and Managing: What are the Legal and Editorial Concerns You Need to Know?
Moderator:  David Ardia
, Assistant Professor, UNC School of Law.  Panelists include: Johnita Due, Senior Counsel for Corporate Services, Turner Broadcasting ,  Lesli Gaither, Attorney, Dow Lohnes, PLLC, C. Amanda Martin, General Counsel, North Carolina Press Association, Partner, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC, and Vera Haller, CUNY.


12:00 PM –  1:30 PM    Networking Lunch

 

1:45 PM –   3:15 PM Panel Session 2

Room SO1019 – Copyright: Using the Work of Others and Licensing Your Own Work
Moderator:  Dale Cohen, Communications Law, Emory.  Panelists include:  Clay Calvert, Director, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, University of Florida, Richard Rimer, Intellectual Property Group, Troutman Sanders LLP, and Deborah Gonzalez, Founder, Law2sm, LLC.

Room SO1022  – Social Media and Its Legal Implications: Where Your Personal Life Meets Journalism
Moderator:  Josh Azriel, Associate Professor of Communication, KSU.  Panelists include: Dr. Amy Kristin Sanders, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and Law, University of Minnesota, Justin Brown, Assistant Professor of Telecommunications, University of South Florida and Josh Levs, CNN.

Room SO1020 – Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs: Business Law Basics for Those Starting or Running an Independent News Organization
Moderator: Daniel A. Shmalo, Founder and Partner, 360 Venture Law LLP. Panelists include:  Doug Kenyon, Hunton & Williams, and Brett Lockwood, Smith, Gambrell & Russell.

 

3:30 PM –  5:00 PM Panel Session 3

Room SO1020 -Libel Law: Minimizing the Risks of Publishing Online
Moderator:  David Ardia, Assistant Professor, UNC School of Law.  Panelists include: Peter Canfield, Dow Lohnes and Eric Robinson, University of Nevada,
C. Amanda Martin, General Counsel, North Carolina Press Association, Partner, Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC and Clay Calvert, Director, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, University of Florida.

Room SO1019 – Is Recording in Public a Crime?  Mobile Devices and Newsgathering
Moderator:  Jeff Hermes, Assistant Director of the Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center, Harvard University. Panelists include: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association, Carlos Miller, Multimedia Journalist, Photography is Not a Crime, and Valerie Cummings. Assistant Professor of Journalism, Howard University.

Room SO1022 – Generating Revenue: Advertising, Branding, and Buzz
Moderator: Leonard Witt, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Journalism.  Panelists include:  Mark VanderBroek, Troutman Sanders,
Kari L. Moeller, Senior Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Andrew Christopher, Media and Information Technologies Group, Dow Lohnes.