For release: September 1, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
During the fourth annual Law School for Journalists at the University of Memphis,
lawyers and members of the media will explore how new technology, from Web sites to
blogs to Twitter, is changing the way journalism is practiced and how the law and
legal system are struggling to adapt. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30
a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the U of M’s Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
The seminar is free for journalists and for marketing and public relations professionals.
There is a fee for judges and attorneys who are seeking Continuing Legal Education
Panels of expert media lawyers and experienced reporters and bloggers will discuss
how traditional access and open records and open meetings law are adapting ¬– or not
adapting – to the new media environment. Panelists will include attorneys Paul Alan
Levy, Alan D. Johnson, and Richard L. Hollow, Judge Chris Craft, Commercial Appeal reporter Clay Bailey, John Branston of the Memphis Flyer, and Ken Jobe and Lauren
Lee of FOX 13 news, WHBQ-TV.
Brooke Gladstone, co-host of National Public Radio’s On the Media program, will moderate a discussion with Commercial Appeal editor Chris Peck and Tenn. State Sen. Mark Norris of the C/A’s highly controversial
publication on its Web site of the public records database of concealed weapon carry
|Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media
The program is sponsored by The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee,
the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the University of Memphis Law Alumni Chapter,
the Department of Journalism, the Memphis Bar Association, and the Memphis Mid-South
Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to the Fogelman Executive Center
on Innovation Drive, just off Central Avenue, and in the Central Avenue parking lot.
Registration is available online at www.memphisbar.org
More information is available from Dottie McCallen or Lesia Beach of the Memphis Bar
Association at 901-527-3573.