There’s an interesting workshop being held April 26, 2016, at the New York Times building, focusing on media law for journalists who don’t have a newsroom legal department to depend on.
I don’t know anything about the Media Law Resource Center, who are organizing the workshop, but the event is cheap and includes lunch. The event website says editors and writers from Buzzfeed, Gawker, CNN, and the New York Times, will be there and panels will cover the following topics: How Journalists Get Into Trouble, Newsgathering, Your Relationship with Sources and Understanding the Reporters’ Privilege, Digital Law, Protecting Yourself: Insurance and Lawyers, and a roundtable discussion.
These are topics that are incredibly important, but hard to learn. Even if you studied these topics in journalism school, it’s probably worth spending $15 on a refresher course. These sorts of things can change quickly with new technology and new types of journalism.
Register for the workshop here.