The Rights and Limitations of a Journalist to Photograph and Record in Public


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The Rights and Limitations of a Journalist to Photograph and Record in Public

Journalists’ rights and limits in public places.

Type: Webinar

Originally broadcast on June 08, 2018

Time Estimate: One hour


SKU: NUWEB16-18 Category: Tag:


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The webinar also provides answers and suggest solutions to challenges faced daily by journalists in dealing with law enforcement, first-responders and demonstrators regarding those rights.


  • Interplay of First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments
  • What constitutes reasonable Time, Place and Manner restrictions?
  • What is a “reasonable expectation of privacy” and where does it apply?
  • Most recent case law on this subject
  • What to do if questioned, detained or arrested
  • Practical advice when out in the field


Anyone who covers protests or high-profile events or stories where police or first-responders are often present (accidents, crimes, fires) will find this webinar extremely helpful. This is true for reporters as well as visual journalists and their editors.


Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq.

Mickey H. Osterreicher is of Counsel to Barclay Damon, LLP in the Media & First Amendment Law Practice Area and serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is on the governing board of the American Bar Association Communications Law Forum, co-chair of the Fair Use committee of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee, a member of the New York State Bar Association Media Law Committee, the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) newsgathering committee and the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA). He is an award- winning photojournalist with over forty years’ experience in print and broadcast. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN.