This Friday I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion titled “The Future of Journalism: Law and Ethics in a Changing Media Ecosystem.” It’s part of an all-day conference called “Journalism’s Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities,” sponsored by the Citizen Media Law Project and to be held at Harvard Law School.
Our panel, to be held from 3:10 to 5 p.m., will focus on issues such as whether shield laws can be crafted so that bloggers and citizen journalists can protect their confidential sources, and if the shift toward nonprofit journalism means fewer First Amendment rights. (Among other things, non-profit organizations may not endorse political candidates.)
The other panelists:
- Robert Bertsche, a First Amendment lawyer at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye
- Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- Jon Hart, general counsel for the Online News Association and a lawyer with Dow Lohnes
- Josh Stearns, program managear for Freepress.net and SavetheNews.org
- Cameron Stracher, co-director of the Program in Law & Journalism at New York Law School
The moderator will be Phil Malone, clinical professor of law and director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.