This year, the Journalism Broadcast & New Media Internship & Career Fairfeatured a series of informational webinars. The webinars were webcast in the days leading up to the Career Fair, and were aimed at making the Fair experience more enjoyable, productive and worthwhile. The topics ranged from how to find valuable internships, to career counseling and success stories from recent alumni, as well as webinars from knowledgeable people on interestingissues to aspiring journalists.
These webinars were sponsored by MEDIA LAW RESOURCE CENTER, INC. (MLRC) is a non-profit professional association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources andpractice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative andpolicy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and FirstAmendment issues.
MLRC was founded in 1980 by leading American publishers and broadcasters to assist in defending and protecting free press rights under the First Amendment. Today MLRC is supported by over one hundred and ten members, including America’s leading publishers, broadcasters, and cable programmers, internet operations, media and professional trade associations, and media insurance professionals. The MLRC’s Defense Counsel Section includes more than 200 law firms in the United States, and around the world, that specialize in media defense representation.
With George Freeman, Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel of The New York Times Co. Mr. Freeman is on the Adjunct Faculty, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and also teaches at Columbia and NYU. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.
With Washington, D.C. attorney Michael Rothberg, a litigation partner with DowLohnes who focuses primarily on media law. Mr. Rothberg counsels media companies on liability risks in connection with investigative and other high-risk reporting, subpoena and access issues and litigates libel, invasion of privacy, newsgathering, and others suits in state and federal courts throughout the nation. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Washington University.
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