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Hot Topics in Media Law

In today’s litigious culture, journalists face a range of risks including defamation, invasion of privacy and numerous other legal challenges. This session will focus on the legal and First Amendment issues confronting journalists. Hosted by Roy Gutterman, professor and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University, the discussion will include Israel Balderas, Elon University/SPJ Legal Defense Fund chairman and Alia Smith, whose practice with Ballard Spahr in Washington, D.C., focuses on defending publishers and broadcasters against claims of defamation.