The First Amendment in the Digital Age
Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
2:00 p.m. EST

Do you know what to do if you run a story that includes a false statement of fact about a well-known CEO; under what circumstance are you allowed to use a video clip you found on Twitter; or what to do if a police officer orders you to stop taking photos in public spaces? If you want some real-world advice from an expert about your First Amendment rights and responsibility and how they relate to your everyday work, this session is for you. Yes, we’re building in time for your questions!

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Jonathan Peters is a First Amendment lawyer and professor of media law at the University of Kansas. He is the Columbia Journalism Review’s press freedom correspondent, and he has blogged about free expression for theHarvard Law & Policy Review. He has also written for Esquire, Wired, Slate, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, The Nation, and PBS. Peters is the First Amendment chair of the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights Litigation Committee, and he handles First Amendment cases pro bono for the Student Press Law Center and the ACLU. Follow him on Twitter:


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